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1841 Occupation Stumbling Block

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Stella Report 22 Jul 2022 12:57

I am looking at Nottinghamshire
Hucknall Torkard ALL District 4 page 17 for Samuel Jackson.

It looks like Cow Sto Maker

This is not the only entry for this occupation but I cannot work out what it is.

If anyone can help I would be very grateful.

Stella Rogers


nameslessone Report 22 Jul 2022 14:51

I don'tthink it is Cow but not sure what, possibly cork

I does look as though everyone was doing the same work so look into the history of Hucknall Torkard and see what was going on then.


KathleenBell Report 22 Jul 2022 15:30

I think it is Cotton ? Maker.

Cotton is shortened to Cott /n.

EDIT. I think it may be Cotton Hose Maker (as in stockings) In the next census the younger Samuel is a Frame Work Knitter which would tie in with this.

Kath. x


Stella Report 22 Jul 2022 15:31

Thanks for the reply

I cannot find anything online that is why I posted this.

Not sure if there would be so many workers working in Cork on the outskirts of Nottingham though? Being Lace making and farming area.

Stella Rogers


Stella Report 22 Jul 2022 15:38

Many thanks Kath

That makes complete sense.
As when the son left home he became a Frame Work Knitter as did most of his family once he was married.

Extremely Grateful

Stella x


KathleenBell Report 22 Jul 2022 15:43

You're welcome. There are also other people in adjoining images doing the same job and also some described as Cotton Ho(Hose) seamers. Presumably they finished off the garments.

Kath. x


nameslessone Report 22 Jul 2022 15:47

Well done KB - better eyes than me. Having looked up the place the cotton hose maker makes sense.


KathleenBell Report 22 Jul 2022 15:54

Don't think my eyes are better than anyone's names. Just used to the way the enumerators shortened things in those days. It would make it easier for all of us if they wrote words out fully.

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 22 Jul 2022 16:48

Looking at the images again I think the abbreviation IS Cotton Sto Maker which is Cotton Stocking Maker.

Kath. x