What is this occupation ...?

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  1. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Robert Willmott in 1871 Sherborne ...

    pretty sure both words start with an S, see Sherborne and Stourton Caundle for comparison

    This is a pretty wealthy household with 4 servants (a footman, a lady's maid, and two housemaids (my cousin being one) are on the next page). So Silk Threader, which was my first thought does not seem right, and as I say I think both words begin with S ... though I could be wrong

    Anyway interesting to see what you think :)

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    Also while you are at it what is Robert's wife's name?
     
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    Silk Throwster?
     
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    His nephew Albert was a Silk Throwster in the 1871 census.

    Albert was one of the executors of Robert's will in 1876 where it says that he (Albert) was a Silk Throwster.
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    The easy bit is the name - Effield
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    The occupation is silk ????, and I have looked on old occupations and cannot see anything that fits that second word.

    edit, my list had silk thrower, so @Jellylegs has found it
     
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    I found this:
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    https://questionstoknow.com/what-is-silk-throwster
     
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    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    There is an article (on FMP) about him (plus his funeral) and the family business when he died in 1875.
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Thank you all :)

    Silk Throwster it is, not come across that before

    And yes Effield, surprising how many Effields there are when you look on FreeBMD
     
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    Silk Throwster, I've seen that quite a bit on Censuses with my Coggeshall Essex people, that and Tambour workers etc.
     
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