Woolen industry

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douglas
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Woolen industry

Post by douglas » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:27 pm

In 1891 census, I have an occupations as "Brik Winder". sisters are Woolen Weaver and Woolen Winder. I can't find any reference to Brik in old occupations. Anyone else come across this term?

Douglas
Hope, McLauchlen, Brown: (Peebleshire) Campbell : (Dunbartonshire) Tait: (Berwickshire)
Callan: (Lanarkshire) Davidson, Close, Murdoch: (Edinburgh) Penman (Midlothian)
Wilson (Glasgow/Midlothian)

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Re: Woolen industry

Post by AndrewP » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:21 am

Hi Douglas,

Is the "brik winder" occupation found on an Ancestry transcription of the census page, or is it on the original page viewed on the ScotlandsPeople website? If it is on Ancestry, then I would suggest that you look at it on ScotlandsPeople where you can decide if that is really what it says. Often, Ancestry's transcriptions can be dubious.

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Re: Woolen industry

Post by douglas » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:18 am

It is from the original on ScotlandsPeople. Ancestry showed it as "Sick Winder"!

I attach a copy of the occupations. looks like "Brik" to me.

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Hope, McLauchlen, Brown: (Peebleshire) Campbell : (Dunbartonshire) Tait: (Berwickshire)
Callan: (Lanarkshire) Davidson, Close, Murdoch: (Edinburgh) Penman (Midlothian)
Wilson (Glasgow/Midlothian)

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Re: Woolen industry

Post by Currie » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:33 am

Whoever copied the occupation onto that form probably couldn't read it either.

I'd say Silk Winder. There were plenty of those around.

Alan

LATER.
What does an "S" look like elsewhere on the page?
Perhaps an unknown life-form has chewed the top of the "l", or a small hole in the paper.
Alan

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