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  1. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Any offers gratefully received on the occupation of Henry please? 1841 census HO107, Piece, 482, Book 2, Folio 6, Page 5.

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    Calico printer, or painter?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I go printer, it appears to have been altered to printer. [or not] :(
     
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    Thank you BD Wendy, I have no idea what his occupation should be. All I could see was cake painter.o_O:D
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    According to old Googly Woogly calico was originally hand decorated, either by hand or by impressing a pattern from an inked block.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    I go along with BD - Calico Printer: a person who coloured or printed calico, a brightly coloured cloth.

    Dartford, where they lived, had several establishment for calico and silk printing.
     
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    Thank you good people. Calico printer it is.:)
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    Just hope we haven't led you up the garden path. :angel:
     
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    I doubt it BD. I'm much more inclined to go with calico printer than cake painter.:D
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    You all got there before me on this one, but my g-g-grandfather was a calico printer in Yorkshire. I've got a few calico printing ancestors.
     
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    annabel Puts the Heart into Hertfordshire

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    I have calico painter ancestors in London. I think the painters became known as printers as the tech improved, so they are really the same thing
     
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    Thank you BH and annabel.
     
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