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Wondering what a Nob Maker did for work in 1746.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question:  In a probate file from 1746 in Cheshire, England I find my ancestor's brother was a "nob maker". What did this occupation do for work?  Is this a form of wood working? 

 

Answer:  This occupation actually was another name for a Colonial Wig maker according to my colleague at Colonial Williamsburg.


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