Occupations upon enlisting in the 41st Regiment, from a list of 519 rank and file of the 1st Battalion Casualty Returns - January 25th 1810 to April 24th 1815. (WO 25 1768)
The occupation descriptions come from a variety of internet sites. The number in parentheses represents the number of individuals out of the 519 with that occupation.
Accountant (1): A person involved in maintenance and auditing of accounts and financial matters
Baker (5): One who bakes bread and pastries
Barber (1): A men's hairdresser
Basketmaker (2): One who makes baskets
Blacksmith (6): One who shoes horses
Brassfounder (2): A person who cast brass
Bricklayer (1): One who laid bricks
Brushmaker (2): Someone who made brushes
Butcher (6): One who prepared and sold meat for cooking
Buttermaker (1): One who made butter
Calico Printer (1): One who dyed and colored calico
Carpenter (4): A skilled woodworker
Carpet Weaver (1): A person who wove carpets
Chandler (1): A grocer, dealer or trader; one who makes or sells candles
Clerk (2): A general clerical work, also can mean clergyman, cleric
Cloth Draper (1): A dealer in cloth or clothing and dry goods
Clothdresser (1): Workers in the woollen industry who had the task of cutting the cloth after it had been in the fulling mill
Clothier (8): A person who made or sold clothes
Coachmaker (1): One who made coaches
Combmaker (1): A person who made combs either for the textile industry for combing wool etc. or the maker of hair combs.
Cooper (2): Someone who makes or repairs barrels or other vessels made of staves & hoops, such as casks, tubs, vats, etc
Coppersmith (1): Someone who worked with copper or brass.
Cordwainer (27): A shoemaker. Also a person who worked with Cordovan, a special soft leather from Spain.
Corkcutter (1): A person who worked with cork
Cottonprinter (1): One who dyed and coloured cotton
Cottonspinner (2): One who worked at spinning cotton yarn
Cutter (1): One who cuts things
Flintcutter (1): One who shaped and cut flints
Gardener (2): Someone who looked after gardens
Gunsmith (1): One who made or repaired guns
Hairdresser (2): One who cut and styled hair
Hosier (9): A retailer of stockings, socks, gloves, nightcaps
Labourer (290): Someone who did general work, usually lifting and carrying etc
Mason (9): A stone dresser or cutter
Miller (2): One who operated a mill; grain, cloth, timber etc.
Miner (9): Someone who works in a mine, digging for coal, iron, lead, tin ore, etc.
Muslin Weaver (1): Someone who made muslin.
Nailer (3): One whose occupation is to make nails; a nail maker
Papermaker (1): Someone who worked in the paper making industry
Plaisterer (2): Someone who plasters walls and ceilings, or someone who worked with roman cement used in stuccoing
Plater (1): A skilled worker who coats articles with a film of metal (usually silver or gold), alternately a blacksmith who works with racehorses
Plumber (1): Someone who worked with lead, for gas and water pipes etc. One who applied sheet lead for roofing and set lead frames for plain or stained glass windows
Potter (3): Someone who made or sold pottery.
Printer (1): Someone who works at or owns a printing press
Ringcaster (1): One who made rings
Ropemaker (3): Someone who makes rope.
Sawyer (2): A carpenter, one who saws timber to boards
Shearman (3): Someone who sheared cloth or metal, or skilled worker who sheared the nap from cloth
Shipwright (2): A constructor or repairer or ships; a shipbuilder
Shopman (1): A person engaged in retail sale
Silkweaver (1): Someone who wove silk.
Sizer (1): Someone who applies size to textiles
Slater (1): A roofer or roof tiler who used slate tiles.
Smith (4): A metal worker
Swordhiltmaker (1): Someone who made sword hilts
Tailor (10): Someone who made or repaired clothes.
Tallow Chandler (1): Someone who made or sold candles
Tinman (1): A tinsmith or tinker
Turner (2): A person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles
Watch Chain Maker (1): A maker of watch chains
Weaver (50): Someone who weaves
Wheelwright (3): A maker or repairer of wagon wheels, carriages
Whitesmith (6): A tinsmith; worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work
Woolcomber (4): Someone employed in the woollen mills to operate the machines that separate the fibres ready for spinning