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From: Paul Benyon <>
Subject: Re: Trade
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 23:45:21 +0000
>On his Army Records his trade is given as 'Line' or 'Lime' Maker. (script unclear)
>I am wondering whether this trade was related to the Rope Making Industry.
>His Father, Joseph JOY worked in this industry as a Hemp Roller.
Either is possible at this time, but if you look through the 1851
census for the Bridport area you will find 7 "Lime Burners" and some
36 "Line Makers" or "Line & Rope Makers" so working on those
descriptions I don't think that there is much doubt that it should be