Occupation

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  1. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    My DNA results seemed to have opened a can of worms:nailbiting:

    But can anyone tell me what this occupation is
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    I think it says Holder, but what is one of those?
    It is taken from a bap. in Deptford in 1894

    Thanks
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    According to the Index of Old Occupations, a Holder Up could be:
    a) a Riveter's Mate who would hold a heavy hammer against the rivet
    b) an assistant to a forger of chains or shackles
    c) a machinists assistant who held work up to the various machines.
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    http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/h.html
     
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    Thank you Jan, in the next census he is a rivetter (if it is the same guy - and this makes it more likely).
    Even more worms:eek:
     
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