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Occupations : L

OCCUPATIONS :L

LACE-DRAWER child employed in lace work, drawing out threads
LACEMAN dealer in lace, who collected it from the makers, usually only those who had bought his thread, and sold it in the lace markets
LACE-MASTER employed workers in factories or in their homes for the production of lace
LACE-MISTRESS employed workers in factories or in their homes for the production of lace
LACE-RUNNER young worker who embroidered patterns on lace
LACEWOMAN lady's maid
LAGGER sailor
LAGRAETMAN local constable (Law-Right-man)
LANDWAITER customs officer whose duty was to wait or attend on landed goods
LASTER shoe maker
LATTENER brass worker
LAUNDERER washer
LAVENDER washer woman
LAYER worker in paper mill responsible for a particular stage in paper-making process
LEADER person who leads the horse (and cart) transporting goods
LEAVELOOKER examined food on sale at market
LEECH physician
LEGERDEMAINIST magician
LEGGER canal boatman
LEIGHTONWARD gardener (leighton a garden)
LENGTHSMAN railway worker who had a length of railway track to keep in good order
LIGHTERMAN worker on a flat-bottomed boat
LIMNER illuminator of books, painter or drawer
LINENER linen draper, shirt maker
LINER flax dresser
LINKERBOY one who carried a link or torch to guide people through city streets at night for a small fee (had to be licensed to trade in early 19th century had and term later sometimes applied to general manservant )
LINKERMAN one who carried a link or torch to guide people through city streets at night for a small fee (had to be licensed to trade in early 19th century had and term later sometimes applied to general manservant )
LISTER dyer
LITSTER dyer
LITTERMAN groom (of horses)
LOADSMAN ship's pilot
LOBLOLLY BOY ship's doctor's assistant or errand boy
LOCK KEEPER overseer of canal locks
LONGSHOREMAN stevedore
LONG SONG SELLER street seller who sold popular song sheets printed on paper
LORIMER maker of horse gear
LOTSELLER street seller
LOTTER one who bought odd lots of wool and consolidated them for sale
LUMPER dock labourer who discharged cargo of timber employed by a master lumper or fine-grain salt maker, from practice of moulding salt into lumps
LUM SWOOPER chimney sweep
LUNGS alchemist's servant whose duty was to fan the fire
LUTHIER maker and repairer of stringed musical instruments

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