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Ask a Genealogist: What was a Sleymaker?

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Question:

Can I ask you if you have heard of the occupation for a woman as a "Sleymaker"? I do not assume this has anything to do with the production of sleighs.

Answer:

In the trade of weaving the "Sleymaker" was the person who seperated the thread into two or more sections.
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