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Offline Malcolm Bull

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Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:14 BST (UK) »
By one of those strange coincidences, within a few days I have come across people working as what looks like a tillifer.  The example here came from the 1881 census for a family living in Stainland, near Halifax.

Any alternative readings or suggestions for what the work entails would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Malcolm
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Re: Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:35 BST (UK) »
Gotme stumped, too. The preceding word is "worsted", so indicative of something in the woollen industry, which is right for the area. Any chance you could show us a bit more of the page to aid comparisons of handwriting, neighbours' occupations etc?
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Re: Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:37 BST (UK) »
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:39 BST (UK) »
I can't see 'Tillifer' in the Dictionary of Occupational Terms http://doot.spub.co.uk/idx.php?letter=T

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Re: Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:43 BST (UK) »
The only reference to a tillifer that I can find is a type of disc plough.

it appears to be a surname as well.
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Re: Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:44 BST (UK) »
The nearest is
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:45 BST (UK) »
The nearest I can find is
tillotter
949.—Other Packers, Wrappers, Labellers, Ticketers (XXIX. Warehousemen, Storekeepers, Packers)
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Re: Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:47 BST (UK) »
Found this

1881 census

Top occupations

Tillifer In Warehouse

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Re: Anyone recognise the job of a Tillifer?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 10:52 BST (UK) »
Found this

1881 census

Top occupations

Tillifer In Warehouse


Looking at the image for that one, it could also be read as tilliter  :-\  (RG 11 /4449 / 101 / 21)
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