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Nailor: cleaned and maintained the teeth on a weaver's carding machine, or a metalworker who produced nails.
Naperer: a Domestic Servant responsible for the washing and storage of linen used for household purposes, e.g. table linen.
Napier: an alternative term for a Naperer, who looked after household linen.
Narrow Weaver: a Weaver who produced tapes and ribbons.
Navigator: a Labourer on civil engineering projects, such as railroads, roads and canals. Often an immigrant.
Navvy: an abbreviation of Navigator; a labourer on civil engineering projects, such as railroads, roads and canals.
Naylor: an alternate spelling of Nailor.
Neatherd: a cowherd who cared for neat cattle.
Neatsfoot Oil Dealer: sold neatsfoot oil, made from boiling the feet of neat cattle. The oil was used as a machine lubricant, or to treat leather.
Necessary Woman: a Domestic Servant who had the delightful job of washing and emptying chamber pots.
Necker: operated a box making machine.
Nedeller: person who made needles.
Needle Pointer: a person who filed the points of needles for a Nedeller, or an embroiderer.
Netter: person who made nets.
Night Soilman: had the thoroughly pleasant job of emptying 'night soil' from middins - outside toilets and cess pits. Usually worked through the night.
Nightman: another name for a Night Soilman. Such a great job needs more than one title to choose from.
Nightwalker: a night watchman.
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Nimgimmer: a pox doctor.
Nipper: a junior who carried goods for a Carter. Someone's got to do all the heavy lifting.
Nit Picker: removed lice from the hair of the infested.
Nob Thatcher: made wigs for the rich, powerful and vain.
Noon Tender: a dockside security guard who protected goods while everyone else was off enjoying their lunch.
Notary: a public official who notarises (authenticates) legal documents.
Noterer: alternative name for a Notary.
Nun: a woman who has taken religious vows.
Nurse Child: a paid foster parent.
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