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.