Imagine having this job -The Pea Shooter, Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.
The Book Of Irish Families, Great & Small, is a magnificent collection of Irish Family histories. In this culmination of 3 decades of detailed research, ancient maps, illustrations, sources, and research tips are all included. More family histories and illustrated coat-of-arms here than in any other work! #genealogy #familyresearch #Ireland