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What did a Jule mill winder do?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question:  In the 1871 Census for Scotland I found an unusal occupation I can not determine what it was.  Can you tell me what a "Jule mill winder" did?

 

Answer:  The reason you might be having difficulty find it deals with the spelling of the occupation.  The occupation would be a "Jute mill winder" not a "jule mill winder".  This occupation was one who wound the thread on weaving looms.  An interesting website I have seen for occupations from the Scottish census is: http://www.scotsfamily.com/occupations.htm


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