177 are female and only a few of the Wives give an occupation outside the home; of the 50 or so in paid employment, most are in the textile industry or domestic service, although there is a cigar maker and a cigarette factory worker. There were a couple of nurses, one of whom had been in California USA and in fact most of her family went to New Jersey later although the widowed mother returned to England. The youngest is Sarah, a 12 year old cotton weaver.
184 are male and everyone aged 14 and over has an occupation, 115 of them. Only five are in agriculture, most of the rest in a variety of industries notably Coal and Iron. There is one soldier, George, staying with his married sister Olive ATCHERLEY in Altrincham, and one 28 year old policeman in Hough Green, Enoch who went on to live into his nineties.
Joseph had his mineral water business [see the Knutsford page] and two were brewers coopers.
My grandfather at 31 was an “insurance clerk and Wesleyan local minister”. His brother was a bookkeeper and their father was now a commercial traveller aged 67. There were only a couple of other clerical workers.