Our Lane ancestors appear to have been hardy, resilient working class folk who did not, for the most part, attain great wealth or social prominence.
Generally, the men were skilled workers in traditional occupations such as farming, tailoring, carpentry and shoe making.
The women were 'homemakers' skilled in handicrafts such as sewing, lace making and weaving.
Their lives were shaped and influenced by industrialisation, war, poverty, population expansion and the social hierarchy.
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