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Offline LindseyC

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Scottish Occupations - "Changekeeper"
« on: Wednesday 09 August 17 11:52 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I have found a will describing the person as a 'Changekeeper' in Dunkeld. Can anyone tell me what a 'Changekeeper' was?

Thanks,
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Re: Scottish Occupations - "Changekeeper"
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 11:57 BST (UK) »
Did a bit of googling;

Appears to be an Innkeeper;
Ref. - Chambers, The Concise Scots Dictionary, 1996
ISBN 0 550 11860 8

Another Historian has;
An Innkeeper/ pub landlord/or similar purveyor of alcoholic beverages.

ScotlandsPlaces has;
Chg. Kpr - Changekeeper, Innkeeper


Trish :)
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Re: Scottish Occupations - "Changekeeper"
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 12:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this Trish,

Lindsey  ;D
US - Paton

Scotland - Paton, MacKenzie, Morrison, Bryce, Lindsay, Izett, Ferrier, Crawfurd
England - Williams, Jones, Whitnall, Strath, Abbott, Rayner, Rowden, Hawker, Northcote

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Re: Scottish Occupations - "Changekeeper"
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 20:39 BST (UK) »
It is surprising how much detail can be found about innkeepers, their wives, servants and premises in the diaries of travellers. It might be worth trying to find out if anyone mentions a stay in Dunkeld.

Newspapers also report on local events held at inns.

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Re: Scottish Occupations - "Changekeeper"
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 August 17 08:45 BST (UK) »
That's a great idea - thank you.
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Scotland - Paton, MacKenzie, Morrison, Bryce, Lindsay, Izett, Ferrier, Crawfurd
England - Williams, Jones, Whitnall, Strath, Abbott, Rayner, Rowden, Hawker, Northcote

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Re: Scottish Occupations - "Changekeeper"
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 August 17 08:49 BST (UK) »
Scots, a "Change House!"

Skoosh.