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Occupations : F


FABER artisan or workman
FACTOR an agent employed by merchants to transact business of buying and selling and a Scottish term for the steward of an estate responsible for collection of land rents
FAGETTER made up faggots into bundles, seller of firewood
FAKER photographic assistant who added colour to photographs by hand before colour film was available
FALCONER breeds, trains, or hunts with hawks
FANCY-PEARL WORKER worked in mother-of-pearl making buttons or fancy goods
FANCY WOMAN prostitute
FANNER grain winnower
FANWRIGHT maker and repairer of fans or winnowing baskets
FARANDMAN travelling merchant
FARMER often descendant of the gentry and, ultimately, noble classes; usually having servants and farm workers, e.g., husband-men, groomsmen, etc
FARRIER horse shoer or blacksmith
FAWKNER trainer of falcons
FEAR-NOTHING MAKER weaver of special kind of thick woollen cloth known as fear-nought, used for protective clothing and lining portholes, walls, and doors of powder magazines on board ships.
FEATHER BEATER cleanser of feathers
FEATHER-DRESSER who cleaned and prepared feathers for sale
FEATHER DRIVER cleanser of feathers
FEATHERMAN dealer in feathers and plumes
FEATHER-WIFE woman who prepared feathers for use
FEEDER herdsman
FELLER woodcutter
FELL MONGER remover of hair or wool from hides in leather making
FELTER worker in the hatting industry
FERONER ironmonger
FERRETER dealer in or manufacturer of ferret, ie. silk tape
FERROUR horse shoer or blacksmith
FETTLER cleaned the machinery in woollen mills, removing accumulated fibres, grease, etc., sharpened the fustian cutters knives or needle-maker who filed the needle to a point
FEVER blacksmith
FEWSTER maker of saddle trees
FEWTERER keeper of hounds, for hunting or coursing
FIDDLER used a fiddle (small knife) to remove the flashing from cast clay forms such as bowl, creamers, cups or pitchers
FILE CUTTER a maker of files, involved the cutting of grooves on the file surface
FILIBUSTER American mercenaries in South America, gun runners
FILLER who filled bobbins in mills
FINE DRAWER employed in tailoring to repair tears in the cloth (invisible mending)
FINISHER operated machine giving final touches to a manufactured article in various trades
FIREBEATER tended the boilers that powered the machinery in a cotton mill
FIREMAN inspected for, and removed explosive gasses underground in mining or stoked the boilers on ships and locomotives
FIRST HAND silk weaver who had his own loom (an out-worker)
FISCERE fisherman
FISHDRYVER victualler
FISHER victualler
FISH FAG female fish monger
FITTER coal broker
FLASHER specialist process worker in the glass industry
FLATMAN navigated a flat, a broad flat-bottomed boat used for transport, especially in shallow waters
FLAUNER confectioner
FLAXDRESSER prepared flax prior to spinning
FLESHER butcher or one who worked in a tannery
FLESHMONGER butcher or one who worked in a tannery
FLETCHER arrow-smith (from French fleche).
FLOATER vagrant or one who regulated the year-round workings of the water meadows in winter by adjusting the hatches on the channels to flood or float the meadows with a shallow covering of water to protect them from frost and encourage the early growth of new grass mainly for early feed for sheep and other animals. The sheep were pastured on the new grass by day and driven up on to the downs to be folded by night to provide the manure needed for the coming season's grain crops
FLOATMAN navigated a flat, a broad flat-bottomed boat used for transport, especially in shallow waters
FLUSHERMAN who cleaned out water mains
FLYCOACHMAN driver of one-horse carriage hired by the day
FLYING STATIONER street broadsheet seller
FLYMAN driver of a light vehicle hired out for carriage of passenger or Theatre stage hand
FOGGER peddler or low class lawyer
FOGLER keeper or catcher of birds
FOISTER joiner
FOOT MAIDEN female servant
FOOT MAN servant who ran errands
FOOT PAD robber
FOOT-POST letter carrier or messenger who travelled on foot
FOOT STRAIGHTENER one who assembled watch and clock dials in watch-making
FORESTER game warden or forest ranger
FORGEMAN blacksmith or assistant (coach-smith 18th century Derbyshire)
FORGER blacksmith, worker at a forge
FOSSETMAKER who made faucets for ale-casks, etc
FOWER street cleaner, sweeper
FOWLER keeper or catcher of birds
FRAMER one who frames houses
FRAME SPINNER worker on a loom
FRAMEWORKER KNITTER operator of machine which made hosiery
FREEDMAN one released from slavery
FREEMASON stonecutter
FRESER maker of frieze, a rough plaster
FRESHWATER MAN sailed boat on fresh water only or in the coastal trade
FRIPPERER buyer & seller of old clothes
FRISEUR hair dresser
FROBISHER remover of rust, a polisher of metal, eg. armour
FRUITERER fruit seller
FRUITESTERE female fruit seller
FUGLER keeper or catcher of birds
FULKER pawnbroker
FULLER cloth worker who shrinks, beats and presses the cloth
FUNAMBULIST tightrope walker
FURBISHER armour polisher
FURBISHER remover of rust, a polisher of metal, eg. armour
FURNER baker
FURRIER seller or maker of furs
FUSTIAN WEAVER maker of corduroy

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