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Name Term description
Name H Term description

Head of household

Name H and G Term description

House and Garden

Name H.L.W. Term description

Handloom weaver

Name Haberdasher Term description

A person who sells small sewing goods, threads, buttons etc.

Name Hackler/heckler Term description

A person who carries out the early stages of preparing raw fibre (for example Jute and flax) for spinning. Hackle-pins and fluted rollers were used to comb and soften the fibre and, in the case of jute, an emulsion of oil and water (whale oil until the late 19th century) was applied to assist the process.

Name Hackney-coachman Term description

One who drives a hackney coach or coach for hire

Name Hair merchant Term description

One who deals in hair

Name Hair-dresser Term description

One who arranges hair

Name Half-timer/ht scholar Term description

A child who spends half the day in factory school and the other half working in the factory. Dundee was the last city in Scotland to abolish half-time working, in 1918.

Name Halket kyne Term description

Spotted cows. For more information, see our guide to agricultural produce and livestock.

Name Hammerman Term description

A person who operates a hammer for example In a blacksmith's, or shipyard, or a steam hammer in a foundry

Name Hankings Term description

Constricted chest as part of a cold.

Name Harnessmaker Term description

One who makes leather harness for horses, oxen, etc.

Name Hat maker Term description

One who makes hats and other headgear

Name Hat manufacturer Term description

One who makes hats and other headgear

Name Hatmaker Term description

One who makes hats and other headgear

Name Hatter Term description

One who makes hats and other headgear

Name Hawker Term description

A person who goes round houses or streets selling their wares

Name Head miller Term description

One who works at a mill

Name Heckilmaker/hecklemaker Term description

Flax-comb maker

Name Heelmaker Term description

One who makes separate heels for fitting to shoes

Name Heidmouldshot Term description

A condition in which the bones of the infant skull overlap, often accompanied by hydrocephalus.

Name Heidwark Term description

Headache

Name Heilmaker Term description

One who makes separate heels for fitting to shoes

Name Heirs Term description

Can come in various forms. The heir general is on who succeeds to both the heritable and moveable property of a deceased person, who also happens to be that person's heir at law and heir by normal course of succession (his heir of line); the heir of provision, on the other hand, is one who succeeds by virtue of the terms of a settlement or some express provision; 'heir special' refers to the right of an heir to receive infeftment in particular lands, and heirs portioners are women who succeed jointly to heritable property; see also apparent heir.