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What about the workers.

p.risboy

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At the last count, I have 574 rellies in my tree.
So far their occupations have varied very little. They break down roughly to this.
250 - Agricultural labourers.
150 - Lace makers.
130 - Servants (Domestic)
2 - Inn keepers.
6 - Soldiers. (The ones that died)
1 - Train driver.
2 - Joiners/Carpenters.
30 - Cotton Mill workers.
1 - Drayman.
1 - Lorry/Coach driver.
1 - Nanny/Nurse.

Only one of these owned their own house, that I have found so far. I have not yet found any in poor houses/hostels.
What did your rellies do for work.

Steve.:)
 

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Fishermen, ag labourers, a couple of joiners. a couple of soldiers, a few miners, then quite a few men working in foundries. My husband even had mole destroyers and a stone picker in his tree, but they were mostly ag labs or miners.One of my grandfather's he was born in a workhouse, he wasn't there for long, not sure if his mother - the only female about at that time went there to give birth, was this sort of thing allowed? some had there houses some didn't., certainly not found any 'blue' blood yet!!
 
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I have a long line of Manx fishermen going back to the 17th century.

On my father's English side there are builders, carpenters and butchers.

My mother's father (b. 1865) was a railway goods clerk, and his family were factory workers in the printing industry.

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About 200 ag labs.
10 coal miners.
3 wheelwrights.
1 soap boiler.
1 beer house keeper.
2 lithographic printers
20 odd servants.
About 10 yeomen.
2 gentlemen.
2 blacksmiths.
1 tin plate worker.
10 farmers.
 

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I have, since making this thread, added about another 300 people to my tree.

Occupations for this bunch.

280 ag.labs. Now thats a suprise.:rolleyes:
15. Lacemakers.------ditto----
1. Butcher.
3. Millers.
1. Blacksmith.

Where are the Lawyers, Doctors, Policemen, Architects, Teachers, Pilots, Sailors, Engineers, Polevaulters and Ferret trainers, catapault manufacturers..

There has to be someone with a slightly more exotic occupation. Oh yes, and Belly Dancers.

Steve.:)
 

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I have, since making this thread, added about another 300 people to my tree.

Occupations for this bunch.

280 ag.labs. Now thats a suprise.:rolleyes:
15. Lacemakers.------ditto----
1. Butcher.
3. Millers.
1. Blacksmith.

Where are the Lawyers, Doctors, Policemen, Architects, Teachers, Pilots, Sailors, Engineers, Polevaulters and Ferret trainers, catapault manufacturers..

There has to be someone with a slightly more exotic occupation. Oh yes, and Belly Dancers.

Steve.:)[/QUOTE

Hi Steve

I have a whole stack of Ag.Lab, miners and soldiers that i have found so far.
I have one ancester who made a career out of been a criminal......that one probably wouldnt count as a occupation tho!! He resigned from that job when he was transferred to Australia and become a good law abiding citizen and took up farming.

gibbo
 

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