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Offline meles

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Beaster nets
« on: Thursday 29 September 05 17:07 BST (UK) »
Two of my (female) ancestors are described as "beaster nets" in Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk in the 1871 census. The writing is quite clear, but the meaning is not. Any ideas what they did? I presume it's something to do with the fishing industry in those times.

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Brock: Alburgh, Norfolk, and after 1850, London; Tooley: Norfolk
Grimmer: Norfolk; Grimson: Norfolk
Harrison: London; Pollock
Dixon: Hampshire; Collins: Middx
Jeary: Norfolk; Davison: Norfolk
Rogers: London; Bartlett: London
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Re: Beaster nets
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 29 September 05 17:52 BST (UK) »
Hi

Could it read BEATSTER.

Beatster.........Make or mended drift nets used in fishing. 

Bryan
Brownell...Sheffield.
Rodgers....Sheffield
Harper...Great Barford,Beds. 
Hull...Roxton,Beds
Wostenholme,Sheffield, 
Elliot, Baslow,Derbyshire
Duke, Birmingham.....Sheffield
Palmer, Nottingham....Holbeach
Hall,Nottingham

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Re: Beaster nets
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 29 September 05 18:00 BST (UK) »
It could indeed, and the definition makes perfect sense.

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meles
Brock: Alburgh, Norfolk, and after 1850, London; Tooley: Norfolk
Grimmer: Norfolk; Grimson: Norfolk
Harrison: London; Pollock
Dixon: Hampshire; Collins: Middx
Jeary: Norfolk; Davison: Norfolk
Rogers: London; Bartlett: London
Drew: Kent; Alden: Hants
Gamble: Yorkshire; Huntingford: East London

Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Beaster nets
« Reply #3 on: Friday 23 February 18 14:56 GMT (UK) »
I to have just found two rellies described as "Beaster's". I am so glad you posted this as it makes complete sense.  :)

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Re: Beaster nets
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Re: Beaster nets
« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 February 18 17:01 GMT (UK) »
Wow! Amazing, thank you so much. Doidy  :) :)