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Name Term description
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 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 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 Heilmaker Term description

One who makes separate heels for fitting to shoes

Name Herald Term description

Royal messenger, later member of Lyon Court

Name Herald-painter Term description

One who paints heraldic shields, scrivener

Name Herd Term description

One who tends to herd of animals

Name Heritor Term description

Landowner/property owner with liability for financial contributions to parish burdens, for example the upkeep of the parish church, school, the poor and the wages of the schoolteacher and stipend of the minister

Name Hind Term description

A married farm servant, for example a skilled ploughman with his own cottage, who worked on the land with his wife and family

Name Hird Term description

One who tends to herd of animals

Name Hirer Term description

One who arranges the provision of servants, animals, vehicles, etc., in return for money