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Offline rubymelia

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Can anyone decipher this occupation?
« on: Thursday 06 December 18 14:17 GMT (UK) »
I can't figure out what this occupation is?
It's regarding a 14 year old female in 1861, living with parents and siblings in Liverpool.
For reference, father is working as a mariner.  :)

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Re: Can anyone decipher this occupation?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 06 December 18 14:18 GMT (UK) »
Vest Maker

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Re: Can anyone decipher this occupation?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 06 December 18 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Vest Maker (apprentice)
The official abbreviation used in the censuses  Ap. 1841-61 Apprentice
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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Can anyone decipher this occupation?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 06 December 18 14:37 GMT (UK) »
Vest maker  was another name for a waistcoat maker
From the OED, VEST A short garment worn beneath the coat or jacket as a usual part of male attire; a waistcoat. Now N. Amer.
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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Can anyone decipher this occupation?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 06 December 18 16:09 GMT (UK) »

Vest maker (apprentice) looks good  ;)

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Re: Can anyone decipher this occupation?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 06 December 18 16:22 GMT (UK) »
This is from the 1881 census
Mapstone, Mapston.
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