Tuesday, 19 of September 2017

OCCUPATIONS IN CENSUS

CUMBRIA FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AUGUST 2017 Newsletter  : re variations in recording of occupations. Peter Park’s very useful article :

COLLIER (which many of us would take to be coal miner) in Furness meant a charcoal burner;
WEAVING in Kendal meant wool, Carlisle almost invariably cotton and in Furness it could be either or even linen.

The August edition also includes our Publicity Officer Barbara Munns’ information about Clan Moffat UK including our web site

and who to contact to join.

As many Scots crossed the border to live/work in Cumbria and Moffats did frequently, that possibility always worth bearing in mind.


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