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From: "Rodney Hall" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] cotton mill occupations
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 22:54:54 -0000
A Cotton Dresser was the operator who assembled the yarns or threads prior
to weaving of cloth. http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/c2.html
Suaviter sed fortiter
Agreeably but powerfully
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marleen Van Horne [mailto:]
> Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 6:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHS] cotton mill occupations
> I make the assuption that a "dresser" was also a cotton mill
> I have ancestors whose occupations were listed as cotton spinner and
> cotton weaver, so I assume there was a connection.
> Would someone tell me what a dresser does/did.
> Also, my ancestors lived on Compstall Road, Ludworth, Derbyshire in
> 1841. I have again assumed they probably worked at the George C.
> Andrews Cotton Mill at Compstall Bridge. Were there any other cottom
> mills in that area they could have worked at?
> Marleen Van Horne
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