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Tabler Boarding house operator
Tackler An overlooker of power loom weavers
Tasksman Middleman who leased a large piece of land from the owner and sublet it in small lots
Tailor One who made or repaired clothes
Tallow Chandler Made or sold candles
Tally Clerk Kept count of goods arriving or departing from warehouses, docks etc
Tallyman / Tallyfellow One who sold goods that were paid for in installments
Tan Bark Stripper Collected the bark that was used in the tanning process
Tanner Leather maker
Taper Weaver One who made the wicks for candles
Tapiter / Tapicer One who wove worsted cloth
Tapley One who puts the tap in an ale cask
Tappiologist Someone who taps the wheels of trains to check for cracks and flaws
Tapster Bartender or barmaid
Tar Boy Applied tar (as antiseptic) to sheep when they were nicked by shearers
Tasker Reaper
Tasseler One who made tassels used in furnishings or nobleman
Taverner Innkeeper
Tawer / Tawyer White leather maker
Teamer / Teamer Man / Teamster Person in charge of a team of horses
Teaser One who opens up matted wool for carding
Teemer Person who emptied grain from the cart or who poured the molten steel into the moulds
Tenter / Tenterer One who stretched the cloth on a machine while it was drying or looked after and maintained the machine used in the process
Textor Weaver
Thacker Thatcher
Thatcher One who covered roofs with straw or reeds
Thirdborough An underconstable
Thresher One who separated the grain from the husks and straw
Throwster One in the textile trade who twisted the strands of fibre together into yarn
Ticket Writer Person (usually female) who hand wrote or painted the price tickets on goods displayed for sale and painted the signs that go up to make a window display
Tickney Man / Woman Sold earthenware from town to town
Tide Gauger / Surveyor Monitored the state of the tide
Tidesman / Tide Waiter Customs official
Tiemaker One who made wooden railway ties
Tiger Small groom or pageboy in livery
Tiler One who put tiles in place either on the roof or floor
Tiller Farmer
Tillman Plowman
Times Ironer Servant responsible for ironing the daily newspaper
Tinctor Dyer
Tinker Traveling repairman
Tinman A tinsmith or tinker
Tinner Tin miner, tinsmith
Tinter or Teinter Artists who performs tinting
Tipper One who put the metal tips on arrows etc
Tippler Kept an ale house
Tipstaff Policeman
Tirewoman Female dresser, especially in the theater
Tixtor Weaver
Tobacco Spinner Maker of cigars
Todhunter Employed by the parish to hunt foxes
Toe Rag Who worked at the docks as a corn porter
Toilinet Manufacturer Made toilinet (a kind of quilting)
Toller / Tollgate Keeper / Tollie / Tolman / Turnpike Keeper Worked at the toll gate to collect fees for use of the road
Tonsor Latin for barber
Tool Helver Made tool handles
Top Sawyer Upper man in a saw pit
Topman Sailor who works in the ship's rigging
Topsman Head cattle drover
Touch Holer One who worked in the gun manufacturing industry
Tow Card Maker One who made tow cards, used in the textile industry
Town Chaberlain One who looked after the towns affairs
Town Crier One who made public announcments in the streets
Town Husband Employed by the parish to collect the money from the fathers of illegitimate children for their up keep
Townswaiter Customs man
Tozer Worked in the wool mills employed to tose or tease the cloth
Trammer Young person who worked in the mines
Trampler Lawyer
Tranqueter Person who made hoops
Tranter Peddler
Trapper Employed in the mines to open and shut the doors for the miners
Travers Toll bridge collection
Treen Maker Made domestic articles from wood
Treenail Maker One who made the long wooden pins used in shipbuilding
Trenchermaker Made wooden boards or platters for serving food from or cutting and slicing food on
Trencherman Cook
Trapanger One who used a circular saw to cut timber
Trimmer Trims a ship by re-arranging its cargo
Troacher Pedlar
Troner Weighing official at the markets
Trotter / Trotman / Trott Messenger
Trouchman / Truchman Interpreter
Trover Smuggler
Trugger One who made long shallow baskets
Tubber One who made tubs and barrels ie a cooper
Tubman English barrister
Tucker Cleaner of cloth goods
Tucker In Maid who attended the bedroom and "tucked in the bedclothes"
Turner Gymnast, lathe worker
Turnkey Prison warder or jail keeper
Turnspit One who operated the spit handle
Tweenie Maid who worked "between the stairs" she assisted the cooks and the housemaids
Twist Hand One who operated a lace machine
Twister / Twisterer One who operated the machine used for twisting yarns and threads together