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From: Richard Tetley <>
Subject: Re: [YKS] occupation - Cloth dresser
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2002 21:17:33 +0100
Hi Tom & Judy,
I guess that folk still needed their hair 'dressing' even in those days. I'm not sure why it should be considered a modern
Another thought that comes to mind is, real hair, wig making , but I guess they'd be called wig makers! <grin>
I have come across 'hair weavers' in Sheffield census. Its not clear why they're weaving hair....
I seem to recall finding a hair dresser in the 1891 census, hang on.. I'll look it up...
Interesting... someone is a 'hair seater', presumable making horsehair seats?
There's a hair dealer, and Aha...here he is
Frank Seffors head M 46 hair dresser DEU Anover
(guess that's Hanover!)
Hope those titbits help...
Judy and Tom Lundeen wrote:
> What you state probably makes sense in most cases, but this was an adult
> male. The register entry (a baptism in 1798) reads, "Thomas, son of
> William Lupton of Otley, Hair-Drefser". The only thing that we could
> imagine was something perhaps to do with horse-hair seat covers for
> Actually, we're finding this somewhat amusing, considering some of the
> male hair-dressers we've encountered! <grin>
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