A collection of the occupations or job descriptions of the people living in London in the 1890's. Most of the descriptions are fairly self explanatory, I'll elaborate on the ones that aren't in due course.
|young male assistant, sailor, or lumberjack
|A worker who operated a jack-frame, used for giving a twist to the thread in the Cotton industry.
|maker of lifting machinery, etc.
|Fish peddler, carrier, or carter.
|A person who emptied cesspools.
|Someone who makes jam.
|Someone who varnishes wooden furniture with a hard brilliant coat of hard lacquer. Invented in Japan.
|Custom house officer who searched ships.
|A worker in woollen manufacture. (wool which has been combed but not spun into yarn is called Jersey).
|Jeweller & Watchmaker
|Someone who made jewelry and watches
|A buyer in quantity to sell to others, a pieceworker
|One employed on a casual basis.
|The driver of coach hired out for long periods to nobility or gentry.
|One employed on a casual basis. May be a misspelling, see Jobbing Gardener.
|A person who supplied carriages, horses and drivers for hire.
|A skilled carpenter. One who works with wood. See also Joyner.
|A travelling minstrel.
|one who served his apprenticeship and mastered his craft - time served, and no longer had to work for someone else (though they often still did).
|time served baker - in other words, fully qualified
|A fish monger, usually a female hawker of fish, travelling from town to town.
|A skilled carpenter. See Joiner
|a junior anything is usually one learning the job
|The head of the royal judicial system and the king's viceroy when absent from the country.