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fresh eyes for this occupation!
« on: Saturday 12 May 12 20:12 BST (UK) »
i think i would benefit from some rootschatters fresh eyes in deciphering the father's occupation (inbetween the red dots).  The deceased, the son, was a Blockprinter.

any help would be much appreciated, as always  :)
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« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 May 12 20:14 BST (UK) »
Bleacher - probably of cloth or paper

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 May 12 20:17 BST (UK) »
Hello -

I agree - Bleacher.

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 May 12 20:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks Alexander and Craggagh.  Never heard of that occupation before.  All of the family were printers/engravers (calico) of some sort so perhaps  James bleached paper, as you say Alexander, which would be a similar line of work i think ???

Thanks again  :)
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 May 12 22:51 BST (UK) »
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 May 12 23:22 BST (UK) »
thanks goldie, that's really helpful...i will add this site to the favourites bar for sure  :)
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Re: fresh eyes for this occupation!
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 May 12 23:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks Alexander and Craggagh.  Never heard of that occupation before.  All of the family were printers/engravers (calico) of some sort so perhaps  James bleached paper, as you say Alexander, which would be a similar line of work i think ???

Thanks again  :)

Although paper is generally considered to be produced from wood-pulp, a vast amount is produced from old cotton garments which are torn into strips for pulping, and of course would need to be bleached as part of the process.

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 May 12 23:35 BST (UK) »
I also agree bleacher; but if you find the census before he died his occupation will be on there.

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 May 12 11:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks Colin, that helps me as I want to see the picture of what life was like there.  Wikipedia has some info on Bonhill which probably ties in with the Bleacher and Blockprinter occupations

The textile finishing industry came to Bonhill with a printworks, the Dalmonach Works which started in 1786. It burnt down in 1812, and was rebuilt by Henry Bell. A second textile works opened in 1793, and two more works had begun by 1840. Some closed shortly afterwards, but one lasted to 1936.

I havent checked James Parlane for the 1841/51 census but I will just incase - thanks Anna :)
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