1) The workman who made the wooden boards used for hand cards.

It was an occupation which came into prominence in the Wakefield/Dewsbury area from the sixteenth century: 1537 we A merse Parsewall the card bord maker ... for brekyn one penfald, Wakefield

1657 John Tirrie of Gawthorpe, Cardboard maker, Ossett

1687 William Womersley of Criglestone, card-board maker

1800 Joseph Smith of Clifton, Cardboardmaker, Hartshead. The number of wiredrawers and cardmakers in Hartshead in that period are an indication of what was an important local industry.

dates 1537 1657 1687 1800

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