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Anyone decipher this occupation please
« on: Sunday 14 January 18 19:05 GMT (UK) »
I think it might be ‘word monger’, others think ‘wood monger’. Taken from a marriage certificate I obtained from the records office. Any help would be great.

David

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Re: Anyone decipher this occupation please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 January 18 19:23 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sandra. I’ve searched and searched trying to find him and an associated occupation without success. My suspicion of it being Word was fueled by his sons occupation being shown as ‘iron ore miner and newsagent’ in one of the census’s post marriage.

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Re: Anyone decipher this occupation please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 January 18 19:30 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat.  Pleased to help.  Sure you will always find someone to help with any query.  Enjoy the site.

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Re: Anyone decipher this occupation please
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 06:22 GMT (UK) »
Wood (forest) manager?

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Re: Anyone decipher this occupation please
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 06:26 GMT (UK) »

I agree with Wood Monger
Paylet, Pallatt, Morris (Russia, UK) Burke, Hillery, Page, Rumsey, Stevens, Tyne/Thynne(UK)  Landman, van Rooyen, Tyne, Stevens, Rumsey, Visagie, Nell (South Africa)

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Re: Anyone decipher this occupation please
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 08:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your responses

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Re: Anyone decipher this occupation please
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 15 February 18 06:17 GMT (UK) »
the letters DO look like "wood monger," rather then "wood manager."  AND  I just discovered that a "woodmonger" is a wood seller.

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Re: Anyone decipher this occupation please
« Reply #8 on: Friday 23 March 18 21:24 GMT (UK) »
Yes, it's Wood-Monger, a person who sells wood.