The Wigan Directory of 1869, More Info

More Info

Can't find your area? Try looking in another area close by. For example, Newtown, Goose Green, Worsley Mesnes etc are listed under Pemberton. I have listed a few of the lesser known occupations below.

carter
A person who drove a vehicle used to transport goods.

cooper
Maker or repairer of wooden barrels and tubs.

draper
A dealer in cloth or clothing.

fellmonger
A dealer in skins, one who prepares skins for leather making.

milliner
Maker of ladies hats, bonnets and seller of fancy wares and clothing.

overlooker
A superintendent or overseer, especially in the textile mills.

plate layer
A person who layed railway tracks.

tallow chandler
A person who made or sold candles.

taper
A person who made wicks for candles.

underlooker
An official in charge of a mine.

wheelwright
One that builds and repairs wheels.

whitesmith
Worker of white metal. Someone who does finish work, such as polishing on iron.

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