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Jack Young male assistant, sailor, or lumberjack
Jack-Frame Tenter Cotton industry worker who operated a jack-frame, used for giving a twist to the thread
Jack-Smith Maker of lifting machinery and contrivances
Jagger An itinerant pedlar or hawker, carrier, carter, pedlar or hawker of fish; 19th century, young boy in charge of 'jags'or train of trucks in coal mine; man in charge of pack horse carrying iron ore to be smelted
Jakes-Farmer One who emptied cesspools
Japanner One who covers with a hard brilliant coat of any of several varnishes
Jerquer Custom house officer who searched ships
Jersey Comber Worker in woollen manufacture (Jersey - wool which has been combed but not spun into yarn)
Jiggerman Operated a spinning wheel (Jigger) to form the foot (back side) of a ceramic plate
Jobber A buyer in quantity to sell to others, a pieceworker
Jobling Gardener One employed on a casual basis
Jobmaster Supplied carriages, horses and drivers for hire
Jongleur Traveling minstrel
Journeyman / Jorman One who served his apprenticeship and mastered his craft; properly, one who no longer is bound to serve for years but is hired day to day
Jouster Fish monger
Joyner / Joiner Skilled carpenter