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Offline youngtug

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Re: Unusual occupations
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 24 December 16 09:01 GMT (UK) »
Most of these occupations were probably quite common,. Many would have died out  but the names are what seem strange to us today, although stevedore, unusual?.
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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
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Re: Unusual occupations
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 24 December 16 09:50 GMT (UK) »
Most of these occupations were probably quite common,. Many would have died out  but the names are what seem strange to us today, although stevedore, unusual?.

Stevedore (dock worker) is a word I have known since childhood, so it doesn't feel unusual to me.

I just transcribed my first scutcher yesterday - it's something to do with combing tat out of cotton or woollen fibres.  With a scutch of course.
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Re: Unusual occupations
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 24 December 16 10:01 GMT (UK) »
Scutching was one of the process's of linen production along with retting, heckling & spinning.

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Re: Unusual occupations
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 24 December 16 11:49 GMT (UK) »
Scutching in a cotton mill is the removal of any debris (seeds, woody bits etc.) from the raw cotton.

It is seen as a dirty job, and hence low status. Just above it in status is the Card Room.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Unusual occupations
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 24 December 16 13:32 GMT (UK) »
In coal mining a scutcher, scutches (picks off in small pieces with hand pick) any points, noses, or elbows of coal left on a machine-cut face after the coal has been cut to allow the machine to pass without obstruction.

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