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Can anyone decipher this writing please

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RStar

RStar Report 20 Jul 2013 13:18

Its an Ancestry link, and Im looking at the second but last name from the bottom, 'William Pearson'. I want to know what occupation he has. Although hes only 11, it says (something) maker. Thankyou!

http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/8767/WRYRG9_3368_3370-0580/10461677?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults

Potty

Potty Report 20 Jul 2013 13:23

Looks like "hackle fill maker". There are some "Hackle Pin makers" further up the page.

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 20 Jul 2013 13:26

Hackle ?? Maker

Hackle...A sharp toothed tool for combing flax.
Hackle Maker....Made the Hackles (combs) for combing flax.
http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/h.html

That fits in with other occupations on the page.

Chris

RStar

RStar Report 20 Jul 2013 13:26

Oh! Thankyou. x

Potty

Potty Report 20 Jul 2013 13:30

Looking again, I don't think it is "fill". In all the other occupations, each word starts with a capital letter, this word doesn't and the other capital Fs are different. Could be Gill as a similar letter has been transcribe as this (Gelder, - but I have no idea what it means!

Edit; see Chris has found it - well done!

RStar

RStar Report 20 Jul 2013 13:31

It IS gill...just googled and it makes sense. Thankyou Potty!

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 20 Jul 2013 13:47


Found on the web - National Archives
The Amalgamated Society of Wool-Comb, Hackle and Gill Makers - Yorkshire

Gins

Gins Report 20 Jul 2013 17:49


1871 England Census
Name:William Pearson

Age:21

Estimated Birth Year:abt 1850

Relation:Grandson

Father's Name:
James Pearson

Mother's Name:
Selena Pearson

Gender:Male

Where born:Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Civil Parish:Holbeck

Ecclesiastical parish:Holbeck

County/Island:Yorkshire Country:England

Registration District:Holbeck
Sub-registration District:Holbeck
ED, institution, or vessel:33
Household Schedule Number:83
Piece:4524
Folio:48 Page Number:16


Elizabeth Batty 47
George Hodgson 56
Thomas Hodgson 33
Mary Beaumont 75
James Pearson 44
Selena Pearson 44
William Pearson 21 <<<<<<<<<<<Fish Hawker
James Pearson 19


Im guessing that ties in with the earlier census, as in, occupation?


Edit: Sorry, I was linking 'gill' to fish...doh!

RStar

RStar Report 20 Aug 2013 21:07

Yes, I think this is them. He also named his daughter Selina. Thankyou. x