Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Unusual Occupations

Page 0 + 1 of 7

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Porkie_Pie Report 28 Aug 2013 23:31

A Chevener embroidered fine silk stockings



jax Report 28 Aug 2013 23:27

Welcome to the boards Jeff

This is an old thread you have posted on but by googling cheviner I came across this


jeffrey Report 28 Aug 2013 13:54

my great great grandma was a (cheviner) in Nottingham,Could you define what she did


Sarah Report 17 Nov 2007 09:59

Hi Anne
I wondered if you could check your book for definition of a yarn spinner
Many Thanks Sarah


Maxine Report 27 Jun 2004 10:19

Thanks Mike, Solved that mystery. Maxine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Jun 2004 21:38

Greeting’s Deborah. . . . ROLL TURNER A carder of wool, cotton etc into rolls prior to spinning. ROLLER COVERER A person who covered the rollers for the spinning process. Christopher. . . . Sorry nothing found but. . . . I would think yes he made ether wooden or metal skewers

Debi Coone

Debi Coone Report 26 Jun 2004 21:15

Hello there In the 1891 census I have 2 rellies recorded occupations as ROLLER?!?!? Can you shed any light please on this? Thank you in advance : ) Much happiness Debi


Chris Report 26 Jun 2004 21:14

My Great Grandfather was a Skewer Maker (not sure exactly what that is) (making meat Skewers?!)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Jun 2004 20:30

Greeting's Maxine. . . . From my little books. . . MANTLE FOREWOMAN A highly skilled dressmaker. So I would think a " cutter" was the person who cut the article out from the pattern


Maxine Report 26 Jun 2004 16:23

Hi Ann, Could you tell me what a mantle cutter is please. Thank you Maxine


Leigh Report 25 Jun 2004 23:47

If there are any royalities, they are certainly not coming my way!! I'll live in hope though! Cheers again!

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 25 Jun 2004 22:26

Greeting's Leigh. . . . From my little book. . . . WRITER A person employed to write. A scribe. A clerk etc. Two paths of thought here. . . . 1 It was written down by enumerator as " Writer" and then he added Clark. 2 The person was a Clark to a writer. If No. 1. then hope the royalties are still rolling in . . .lol.


Leigh Report 25 Jun 2004 21:41

Any takers on a 'Writers Clerk'? Assume it to be a clerical job, but is it for something specific? Thanks Leigh


Geoff Report 25 Jun 2004 17:02

You must remember that the page you have seen was already transcribed - it was not the one that was filled in at the house, but a copy.


Geoff Report 25 Jun 2004 16:28

Re: Housekeeper -I think I've also seen Horsekeeper.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 25 Jun 2004 13:19

Greeting’s Frances. . . HOUSE KEEPER. . . I would think this could have been done equally by a Man CUTLER A knife seller or sharpener RIPPER or RIPPIER A person who sold fresh water fish at the markets. ( Interesting wonder if there was a mistranslation from the word MUSSEL ) A maker and seller of baskets. Or were they into recycling Muslin in those days ? JOURNEYMAN A craftsman who had served an apprenticeship and was no longer bound to serve a master. Distinguished on one side from apprentice, on the other from master Geoff. . . . Wonder if an alternative could have been :- BACK'US BOY A kitchen servant, (from "back of the house").


Geoff Report 25 Jun 2004 10:35

A 13 year old on the 1861 census - "Boy of all work"


Kerry Report 24 Jun 2004 16:55

Thanks Mike!

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Jun 2004 11:23

Greeting's Kerry. . . . . From my little books :- TUBEDRAWER A person who made tubes.


Kerry Report 23 Jun 2004 09:44

just nudging this very useful thread back up the boards! And whilst I'm here anyone know what a Tube Drawer was? Thank you!