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The Online Genealogist: The occupation of a Turning Boy

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I have found reference to an old occupation you may have heard of.  What is the occupation of a "Turning Boy"?

 

Answer:  That was not one I have heard of before.  However I am happy to share the answer with you that I found.  A "Turning boy" turned the loom for a Weaver, and was therefore his assistant.

 

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