1) Occupational term for the makers of saws.

References to saw-making are late at the national level and the occupational term is first recorded in 1662. The business letters of George Sitwell of Renishaw in Derbyshire, an ironmaster, refer to the manufacture of saws at Pleasley and it is known that saws were being produced in Yorkshire in the sixteenth century. In 1787, ten manufacturers were listed in Sheffield in Gales and Martin’s Directory and the term saw-cutter occurs occasionally from the same period: 1794 William Johnson late of Tanner Row, sawcutter, York.

spellings saw-maker
places York
dates 1794

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