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Name Term description
Name Baxter Term description

One who bakes bread, cakes or pastries

Name Baxter boy Term description

One who bakes bread, cakes or pastries

Name Beadle/beddal/beddell/bedell Term description

Senior church or university officer

Name Beadman/bedeman Term description

A licensed beggar

Name Beamer Term description

In textile industry, wound the warp threads onto a roller before putting it on to the loom

Name Beetler Term description

Operated a beetling machine, used in the textile industry as part of the finishing process. The cloth would be pounded with heavy weights to flatten and close up the threads, thereby producing a sheen.

Name Beidman Term description

Bead(s)man, one living in an almshouse; pauper, beggar

Name Belkmaker Term description

One who makes belts

Name Bellman/belman Term description

Bell-ringer, or town cryer

Name Belt-maker/beltmaker Term description

One who makes belts

Name Besom maker Term description

A maker of brooms

Name Birlayman/birlieman Term description

An arbiter in parish disputes

Name Bishop Term description

Senior clergyman in pre-Reformation, Roman Catholic or Episcopal church, in charge of a see or diocese

Name Blacksmith Term description

One who works iron in a forge

Name Blaxter Term description

A person who whitens cloth or paper pulp

Name Bleacher Term description

A person who whitens cloth or paper pulp

Name Blockcutter Term description

A person who makes the hand-carved blocks used to print patterns onto for example Textiles, paper, and linoleum

Name Blockmaker Term description

Trader, broker

Name Blockprinter Term description

A person who prints onto for example Textiles, paper or linoleum from hand-carved blocks

Name Boatbuilder Term description

One who makes boats

Name Boatman Term description

One who works in a boat

Name Boatswain Term description

Ship's officer in charge of the crew

Name Boatswain-yeaman Term description

Ship's officer in charge of the crew

Name Boat-wright Term description

Boatbuilder

Name Bobbin turner Term description

A person who makes bobbins or spools out of wood for the textile industry