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Offline Paul Garner

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Re: Do you have corkcutter ancestors?
« Reply #207 on: Monday 14 September 20 13:46 BST (UK) »
I have a corkcutter ancestor (born about 1770) who lived and worked in York until sometime between 1807 and 1811 when the family then moved to Doncaster. He carried on working as a corkcutter in Doncaster and stayed there for at least another 20 years. He then moved back to York with his second wife and was recorded on the 1841 census as a corkcutter.

What I would like to know is why a corkcutter would move from York to Doncaster and then back to York. I'm intrigued.

BDF: Grummitt, Lammas, Odell (Clophill), Underwood
CUL: Cowx, Lamonby, Rickerby, Towers
DEV: Shears (Brixham)
DUR: Jefferson (South Shields)
LEI: Garner (Burbage), Garratt (Littlethorpe), Rowley
SFK: Brockwell
YKS: Dodgson (Paythorne), Eddom