Lacemakers index added to SoG Data Online
Did your ancestor work in the lace trade?
If so they may appear in the lacemakers index that has recently been added to SoG Data Online. Compiled by Jennifer Hanney, it lists over 6000 people involved in the lacemaking industry (including allied trades such as bobbin makers). It includes both hand and machine workers, is compiled from numerous resources and covers the 17th to early 20th centuries.
A basic search in the index can be carried out here, but only SoG members can view the full record.