Dictionary of Old Occupations

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Definitions of jobs Carman - Chaloner

Carman: a driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, or a horse-drawn tram driver.

Carnifex: a butcher.

Carpentarius: a carpenter.

Cart Wheeler: a maker of cart wheels.

Carter: driver of a horse-drawn vehicle used for transporting goods.

Cartman: an alternative job title for a carter.

Cartographer: a mapmaker.

Cartomancer: a fortune teller.

Cartwright: a producer carts and wagons, or a person who repaired them.

Case Hardener: a person who heat treated steel to harden its surface.

Cashmarie: a fish seller.

Caster: a person who pours slip into moulds in the pottery industry, or another name for a Castorer.

Castorer: maker of small receptacles with pierced covers used for sprinkling sugar, salt, pepper, spices.

Castrator: a Gelder who castrated farm animals.

Catagman: a tenant who leased a cottage and plot of land from the landowner, where they grew their own produce and often kept a small amount of livestock.

Catchpole: a Bailiff or Sheriff's assistant.

Catchpoller: alternative name for a Catchpole, who assisted a Bailiff or Sheriff.

Cattle Jobber: a cattle trader.

Cattleman: US term for a hired hand who worked with cattle.

Caulker: used tar together with oakum hemp fibre (from old ropes) to fill cracks in wooden ships, casks, windows or seams to make them watertight.

Causewaymaker: built roads (causeways) using stone setts known as cobblestones.

Ceapman: any travelling trader, or someone who sold silk, wool and cotton to home workers.

Ceiler: worked in the construction industry, specialised in installing ceilings.

Cellarer: in charge of a wine cellar.

Cellarman: worked in public houses, inns or warehouses, responsible for alcoholic beverages such as ale, beer and spirits.

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Cemmer Hand: worked in the textile industry, responsible for combing yarn before it was woven.

Ceramist: - worked in the pottery industry, using a potter's wheel.

Chaff Cutter: responsible for cutting straw stalks.

Chafferer: a merchant who sold chaff.

Chair Bodger: a travelling craftsman who repaired chairs, or a producer of wooden chair parts.

Chaise Driver: the driver of a two wheeled carriage called a chaise.

Chaisemaker: made or assembled carts and carriages.

Chaloner: made blankets or bed coverings, or dealt in the fabric Shalloon. The lightweight fabric was often used to line coats.

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