Help with Thomas Withers fl.1838 in Leicester or his daughter Kezia m.1838, please?

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I have a Marriage Certificate - Kezia Withers m. Joseph Hodges on Nov. 18, 1838.  Fathers occupation is three capital letters - unreadable but like F?K but what can it mean?
WikiTree profile: Kezia Hodges
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Hartwell G2G2 (2.4k points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

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1871 census has a Thomas Withers born 1793 who is a Frame Work Knitter. Could that explain your F...K?
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (623k points)
selected by Helen Ford
Lots of frame work knitters in Leicestershire. You might find this interesting https://www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk/learning/family-history/
Also the voters list for the 1832 election in Leicester has several Withers including 2 Thomases who were fw knitters. (this election was the first to be held in which the franchise had been extended. )
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9sQAWYdoZnsC&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=withers+frame+work+knitter&source=bl&ots=gfxaXsqOw7&sig=kwGEDgRGNaP5m7IauDAGCC-wMPY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj7sdDkwP3aAhWHAcAKHd0ZAKIQ6AEwAXoECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=withers%20frame%20work%20knitter&f=false
Helen, Thanks for the best answer star.

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