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What I've tried to do when doing my family tree is try and match up individual letters elsewhere on the page, when written by the same hand in different words that are understandable. Then work back on the word I'm struggling with. 

A lot of my distant family were coal miners in Staffordshire and it helped to know some of the job terminology to track down what they actually did and was mentioned on marriage/death certificates as well as census pages. 

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8 minutes ago, yanto said:

I think it's Winery Warehouseman. The W is the same

I thought the dot for the I would be in the wrong place for that ?

 

5 minutes ago, bruno22rf said:

WINCEY? - type of coarse woven fabric .

Never heard of that, but easily could be, or some other local dialect name for something .

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16 minutes ago, bruno22rf said:

WINCEY? - type of coarse woven fabric .

I think you might have cracked it as there were 'Paris wincey mills' located in Bradford

cheers 

 

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7 minutes ago, Yellow Bear said:

Definition of wincey

 

: a plain or twilled fabric with wool weft and cotton or linen warp that is used especially for warm shirts, skirts, and pajamas

excellent suggestion cheers

 

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University warehouseman was what I first thought it read like to me. Not sure it's University though, sure someone will nail it for you.

Might be the age and times but isn't a wine merchant a vintner ?  So wouldn't expect winery but could be how it was back then.

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On 27/07/2019 at 13:00, Yellow Bear said:

Definition of wincey

 

: a plain or twilled fabric with wool weft and cotton or linen warp that is used especially for warm shirts, skirts, and pajamas

It's where the word winceyette comes from.

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