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Offline IJDisney

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Re: Help reading occupation
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 24 November 18 19:35 GMT (UK) »
Richard Redgrave painted "The Sempstress" in 1846. It gives you an idea of the hardwork the job involved. http://www.netnicholls.com/neh2000/paper/pages/txt06.htm#

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Re: Help reading occupation
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 November 18 08:32 GMT (UK) »
The initial 'S' often resembles a 'T' in old handwriting.  Some researchers have been surprised to discover a revered ancestor making her living as a temptress.

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