1) A maker of ‘bodies’, the name of garments worn chiefly by women.

1657 Francis Roberts, Bodymaker, Oulton

1686-7 John Peatch of Ripon, boddy-maker

1706 John Spacie of the citie of York, bodysmaker, Selby. The OED has ‘bodies-maker’ in 1672 but the term is uncommon. The spelling ‘bodies’ later gave way to ‘bodice’.

spellings bodysmaker
places Selby Ripon Oulton
dates 1657 1686-1687 1706

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