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Offline gazza1966

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Question Please on occupation! COMPLETE
« on: Thursday 10 November 11 12:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi There,

I'm trying to find the whereabouts of my Flanagan ancestors, i know they moved around a bit from Waterford then Belfast, then Belfast back to Waterford.

On the Belfast Street Directory in 1899, my 2xgrandmother Mrs Flannagan, and her occupation is Spirit/Grocer.

On the Waterford Street Directory in 1894, possible 2xgrandmother Mrs Flanagan, and her occupation is provisions.

Please can anyone help me on this occupation: provisions, is it anything like spirit/grocer.

Any answers are welcome.

Kind Regards
   Gary
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Flanagan - Waterford, Clonmel Co.Tipperary Ireland. Belfast N.Ireland.

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Re: Question Please on occupation!
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 November 11 12:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gary

Try this site.

http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/

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Re: Question Please on occupation!
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 November 11 13:06 GMT (UK) »
'Provisions' is another way of saying 'groceries'.  Grocers are sometimes described as 'provision dealer'.
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Offline gazza1966

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Re: Question Please on occupation!
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 November 11 17:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi genechaser and Galium,

Thanks for answering my message with a link, and also the answer of something to do with groceries, theres a possible lead now.

Thankyou
  Gary ;)

McFarling - Quebec, Canada. and St.Helier, Jersey, Channel Is.
Flanagan - Waterford, Clonmel Co.Tipperary Ireland. Belfast N.Ireland.