Hawksley occupations

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    I may have a few more of these occupation handwriting questions to ask as I'm back from holidays and getting back into my research (this time the Hawksley's of Sheffield). Does anyone have any idea what occupation this handwriting from 1825 says??
     

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    Haft Presser - Employed in the Sheffield cutlery industry pressing bone/horn into knife handles (hafts). 19c.

    Index of old occupations
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    Here is Joseph's details.

    Joseph Hawksley
    Birth date: 1st May 1830
    Baptism date: 21st June 1837, St Peter & St Paul, Sheffield
    Father: John
    Mother: Mary
    Occupation: Presser
    Residence: Sheffield

    And a little more on Annis

    Annis had a sister Martha Brown Hawksley

    Martha married John Russell in 1849 in Sheffield

    In 1881 Annis can be found with her sister at - 13, Collegiate Crescent, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire - RG11, Piece 4633, Folio 83, Page 10

    Annis died in 1886
     
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    Haft presser from me too even though I had absolutely no idea of what it meant!! :)
     
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    Thanks Chimp, I'd never heard of the term haft presser, but the Hawksley's from Sheffield were associated with the manufacture of cutlery, powderflasks and other items so I reckon you're on the money.

    I've spent the last couple of days reconstructing the Sheffield Hawksley's family tree but I haven't been able to determine whether there's a link to my George Hawksley of Shinrone Ireland yet. I may pose that as a question in the future if I can't nut it out in the next period of time.
     
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