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From: Mike Morris <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Nuttalls in Oswaldtwistle (was Question for theLancashire Map Guru, Mr Mike Morris .... :o) )
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 14:25:16 -0800 (PST)
I read somewhere that a lot of the hill farmers used to do weaving etc during the winter months to supplement their income. Then with the advent of the industrial revolution. The mills opened up all over the place where there were streams for steam and coal for heat/boilers. It put a lot of these home weavers out of work and hence a lot moved into the city to get work in the mills.
> From: sally roberts <>
>To: englangeneral <>
>Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:32:56 PM
>I had seen John Nuttall, Farmer in Bellthorn, but had discounted him because Betty Nuttall's marriage in 1842 said that he was a Weaver by trade. I found this chap, which was what started off my hunt in ernest for Daisy/Daisey/Dasey Green...
>Name: John Nuttall
>Estimated Birth Year: abt 1801
>Where born: Lancashire, England
>Civil Parish: Blackburn
>Street address: Moor Street
>Occupation: Hand Loom Weaver <snip>