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Occupations Chart in Older Records J-Y


J:
Jagger - Fish peddler
Journeyman - One who had served his apprenticeship and mastered his craft, not bound to serve a master, but hired by the day
Joyner / Joiner - A skilled carpenter

K:
Keeler - Bargeman
Kempster - Wool comber

L:
Lardner - Washer woman
Lederer - Leather maker
Leech - Physician
Longshoreman -Stevedore
Lormer - Maker of horse gear

M:
Malender - Farmer
Maltster - Brewer
Manciple - A steward
Mason - Bricklayer
Mintmaster - One who issued local currency
Monger - Seller of goods (ale, fish)
Muleskinner - Teamster

N:
Neatherder - Herds cows

O:
Ordinary Keeper - Innkeeper with fixed prices

P:
Pattern Maker - A maker of a clog shod with an iron ring. A clog was a wooden pole with a pattern cut into the end
Peregrinator - Itinerant wanderer
Peruker - A wig maker
Pettifogger - A shyster lawyer
Pigman - Crockery dealer
Plumber - One who applied sheet lead for roofing and set lead frames for plain or stained glas windows.
Porter - Door keeper
Puddler - Wrought iron worker

Q:
Quarrier - Quarry worker

R:
Rigger - Hoist tackle worker
Ripper - Seller of fish
Roper - Maker of rope or nets

S:
Saddler - One who maes, repairs or sells saddles or other furnishings for horses
Sawbones - Physician
Sawyer - One ho saws; carpenter
Schumacker - Shoemaker
Scribler - A minor or worthless author
Scrivener - Professional or public copyist or writer; notary public
Scrutiner - Election judge
Shrieve - Sheriff
Slater Roofer
Slopseller - Seller of ready-made clothes in a slop shop
Snobscat / Snob - One who repaired shoes Sorter
Tailor Spinster - A woman who spins or an unmarried woman
Spurrer - Maker of spurs
Squire - Country gentleman; farm owner; justice of peace
Stuff gown - Junior barrister
Stuff gownsman - Junior barrister
Supercargo - Officer on merchant ship who is in charge of cargo and the commercial concerns of the ship.

T:
Tanner - One who tans (cures) animal hides into leather
Tapley - One who puts the tap in an ale cask
Tasker - Reaper
Teamster - One who drives a team for hauling
Thatcher - Roofer
Tide waiter - Customs inspector
Tinker - An itinerant tin pot and pan seller and repairman
Tipstaff - Policeman
Travers - Toll bridge collection
Tucker - Cleaner of cloth goods
Turner - A person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles

V:
Victualer - A tavern keeper, or one who provides an army, navy, or ship with food
Vulcan - Blacksmith

W:
Wagoner Teamster not for hire
Wainwright - Wagon maker
Waiter - Customs officer or tide waiter; one who waited on the tide to collect duty on goods brought in
Waterman - Boatman who plies for hire
Webster - Owner of a wharf
Wheelwright - One who made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages, etc.
Whitesmith - Tinsmith; worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work Whitewing Street sweeper
Whitster - Bleacher of cloth
Wright - Workman, especially a construction worker

Y:
Yeoman - Farmer who owns his own land




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