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1891 census profession please help decipher
« on: Wednesday 31 March 21 14:55 BST (UK) »
Please can someone help decipher the bottom two professions taken from the 1891 census. I think it might say seamstress? She was a milliner cap maker 10 years earlier but now widowed  the bottom one is a 16 year old boy  I think shoe hand maybe?,
Thanks would be nice to get another opinion

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Re: 1891 census profession please help decipher
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 14:58 BST (UK) »
the top one is hosiery something, second one laundress.
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: 1891 census profession please help decipher
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 15:00 BST (UK) »
Laundress and Shoe hand
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Re: 1891 census profession please help decipher
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 15:01 BST (UK) »
Laundress & Shoe hand
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Re: 1891 census profession please help decipher
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 15:02 BST (UK) »
Laundress and looks like shoe hand, but can't find out what that is!
Clarkson, Tolladay, Prevost, Killick, Hicks

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Re: 1891 census profession please help decipher
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 15:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks rosie99 maukarik Shaun & osprey for you quick responses I can see it says laundress now you say it and I think maybe shoe hand is working with horses

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Re: 1891 census profession please help decipher
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 15:35 BST (UK) »
I did wonder about horse-shoeing ....
Clarkson, Tolladay, Prevost, Killick, Hicks

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Re: 1891 census profession please help decipher
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 15:43 BST (UK) »
A shoe hand would have worked in a shoe/boot factory.
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Re: 1891 census profession please help decipher
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 15:55 BST (UK) »
A shoe hand would have worked in a shoe/boot factory.

I agree with Shaun.

Here is some info about the Shoe trade,from Northamptonshire (massive boot and shoe area).

http://www.rushdenheritage.co.uk/shoetrade/index-shoetrade.html
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