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Lace-Drawer Child employed in lace work, drawing out threads
Laceman Dealer in lace, who collected it from the makers, usually only those who had bought his thread, and sold it in the lace markets
Lace-Master / Mistress Employed workers in factories or in their homes for the production of lace
Lace-Runner Young worker who embroidered patterns on lace
Lacewoman Lady's maid
Lagger Sailor
Lagraetman Local constable (Law-Rightman)
Landwaiter Customs officer whose duty was to wait or attend on landed goods
Lardner Keeper of the cupboard
Laster Shoe maker
Lattener Brass worker
Launderer / Lavender A washerwoman may call herself from the French 'Laver' to wash
Layer Worker in paper mill responsible for a particular stage in paper-making process
Leavelooker Examined food on sale at market
Leder / Lodger Transported and sold fresh drinking water
Leech Physician
Legerdemainist Magician
Legger Canal boatman
Leightonward In spite of the important sounding name, he was a gardener
Lighterman Worker on a flat-bottomed boat
Limner Illuminator of books, painter or drawer
Linener Linen draper, shirtmaker
Liner / Lyner Flax dresser
Linkerboy or man One who carried a link or torch to guide people through city streets at night for a small fee (had to be licensed to trade in early 19th century had and term later sometimes applied to general manservant )
Lister / Litster Dyer
Litterman Groom (of horses)
Loadsman Ship's pilot
Loblolly Boy Ship's doctor's assistant or errand boy
Lock Keeper Overseer of canal locks
Long Song Seller Street seller who sold popular songsheets printed on paper
Longshoreman Stevedore
Lorimer A lorimer was a maker of bits, spurs and other small ironware for horses. Sometimes known as Loriner.
Lotseller Street seller
Lotter One who bought odd lots of wool and consolidated them for sale
Lum Swooper Chimney sweep
Lumper Dock laborer who discharged cargo of timber employed by a master lumper (not the Dock Company) or fine-grain saltmaker, from practice of moulding salt into lumps
Lungs Alchemist's servant whose duty was to fan the fire
Luthier Maker and repairer of stringed musical instruments