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Title: What occupation?
Post by: GillianF on Sunday 06 September 20 14:36 BST (UK)
I'm trying to decipher the occupation listed for Richard Hals (bottom of the page).  I think it says 'Trade' which would be in line with the father being a carpenter?  There seem to be quite a few with the same word on the same page.
Title: Re: What occupation?
Post by: Bookbox on Sunday 06 September 20 14:48 BST (UK)
Yes, it's a very annoying clerk at St Marylebone who reduced almost everyone's occupation to Trade, Mechanical or Servant. Not at all helpful, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: What occupation?
Post by: phenolphthalein on Sunday 06 September 20 17:41 BST (UK)
I think the minister is aiming to distinguish by clas rather than occupation since every entry is either Servt ie servant or Trade. I guess the only other entry he made rarely was Gent.

Phenolphthalein
Title: Re: What occupation?
Post by: GillianF on Sunday 06 September 20 17:45 BST (UK)
Yes, not the most helpful or informative of records but 'Trade' fits well enough for me to take this as correct.

Thank you!