Author Topic: "Master" as in Green Grocer and Fish Curer  (Read 1683 times)

Offline estiman

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"Master" as in Green Grocer and Fish Curer
« on: Thursday 21 March 13 23:47 GMT (UK) »
On a birth certificate I have come across 'Occupation of father' as 'Green Grocer' then a line underneath & then 'Master' and on a census 'Occupation' entered as 'Fish Curer Master'.  What does the term 'Master' mean in such instances? (2 different people)

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Re: "Master" as in Green Grocer and Fish Curer
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 March 13 00:18 GMT (UK) »
It means not an apprentice or assistant. A master grocer or fish curer would usually have owned and run the business, and may have employed others.
AYRSHIRE - Strachan, McCrae, Haddow, Haggerty, Neilson, Alexander
ABERDEENSHIRE (Cruden and Longside) - Fraser, Hay, Logan, Hutcheon or Hutchison, Sangster
YORKSHIRE (Worsbrough) - Green, Oxley, Firth, Cox, Rock
YORKSHIRE (Royston and Carlton) - Senior, Simpson, Roydhouse, Hattersley

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