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Offline Zoe Attwood

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Fathers profession..please help:)
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 01:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi I'd be very grateful if someone could confirm my great grandfathers profession from this marriage certificate...
The word above ..(Master) x

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Re: Fathers profession..please help:)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 01:33 GMT (UK) »
Harnesser? (though I don't think there are enough letters between the Har... and the ...ser.

Depending on dates does he appear on any census and if so what is his occupation given as? You could also cross check with his occupation on his children's birth certificates.

My first thought was "Farmer" but I have never heard of a Master Farmer but there appears to be an s before the er and I was unsure if first letter was an F ...  :-\

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Added: Are there any other capital Fs or Hs on the certificate for comparison?

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Re: Fathers profession..please help:)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 01:47 GMT (UK) »
Welcome from me too.  Best place for family history help.  :)  :)

I read Farrier.



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Re: Fathers profession..please help:)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 08:51 GMT (UK) »
I also think it is Farrier (Master)

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Re: Fathers profession..please help:)
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 09:23 GMT (UK) »
Another vote for Farrier.  :)
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
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Re: Fathers profession..please help:)
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:24 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Fathers profession..please help:)
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 18:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi thankyou so much for all your brilliant replies, I thought I'd posted a msg back to you all here earlier but it's not showing...
Maybe I posted it elsewhere as its my first time on here?!
 

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Re: Fathers profession..please help:)
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 19:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

A very warm welcome to RootsChat from me as well!


It is definitely 'Farrier (Master)'.

From my dictionary of old trades book:

Farrier - Blacksmith who specialises in horse-shoeing.


Hope this helps.

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David
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