Lace Making

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  1. Daft Bat

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    I would be grateful if anyone is able to read the occupation of the 17-year-old Margaret RAE in this snip from the 1841 census.

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    I think that the first word is Lace but have no idea what the second word is. The family were living in Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland (Ref: 638/5/11)

    Thank you. :)
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Lace tambourer....lace made over netting?
    See 19th century Tambour & Embroidered Muslim Industry of Skerrie
     
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    Ooh! You little darling! :D Thank you! :D
     
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    I saw lace tambourer too - I won't tell you what I thought James's occupation said, at first glance :oops:
     
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    Erm... James is actually Jannet. Terrible handwriting! :rolleyes:
     
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    What? Thought I’d take a peek at James occupation. Missed it first time. Good job for a bloke I guess. :rolleyes:
    Maybe not for Janet though.
     
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    That's a double :oops::oops: then ......
     
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    My Harris female ancestors and siblings were noted as Tambour Workers in Coggeshall. That's off the top of my head I believe there were others like the Potters who were Tambour Workers making lace in Coggeshall or Coxall as the locals called the place.
     
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    Now my mind is boggling with frustration as to what you are implying, can't think of anything naughty looking like Lace.
     
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