Occupations (3 pages found in this category)


An itinerant peddler or hawker.

Gong farmer

Gong farmer (also gongfermor, gongfermour, gong-fayer, gong-fower or gong scourer) is a term that entered use in Tudor England to describe someone who dug out and removed human excrement from privies and cesspits; the word gong was used for both a privy and its contents.


Supervisor in a textile factory responsible for the working of a number of power looms and the weavers who operated them.