Tracing your Cotton & Wool Mill Ancestors

Tracing your Cotton & Wool Mill Ancestors
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Wed 11 Jul 2018
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In 1851, the third most common occupation was working in a mill. If your ancestor was a beamer, a piecer, a tenter, a tackler, a reed maker, a scutcher, or a carder, what did they actually do? What were the working conditions like? How much did they get paid compared to other working class jobs? In this one-hour talk, Adèle Emm explains some of the roles and their working conditions.

A half-day course with Adèle Emm

Adele is the author of Tracing your Trade and Craftsman Ancestors (Pen and Sword) and My Ancestors worked in Textile Mills (to be published by the SOG), as well as innumerable magazine articles. She is currently working on a genealogical book about women. You can read blog and visit her website 

11/07/2018 14:00 - 15:00