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Offline PrueM

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What was a hallier?
« on: Saturday 29 October 05 11:28 BST (UK) »
My husband's g-g-grandfather Thomas GOODE lived in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and in the 1851 census is shown as a "Hallier".  In 1861 he was a nailer which I presume was either a nail maker, or more likely someone who worked on the machinery in the fabric mills in that area.

I haven't heard of a Hallier before and wondered whether anyone knew what it is/was?

Thanks - image of census page attached.

Prue  :)

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Re: What was a hallier?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 October 05 11:33 BST (UK) »
What do you reckon is the second word?
                                        Denn
Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: What was a hallier?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 October 05 11:41 BST (UK) »
Lab for Labourer

Tricia
Census transcriptions are Crown Copyright from www.NationalArchives.gov.uk
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Nottinghamshire,Bulwell: Bowskill, Everley, Gent, Haywood, Houghton, Wilkinson.
Nottinghamshire, Mansfield:- Baxter
Buckinghamshire: Charlesworth, Fowler
Derbyshire:Brimington:- Adams, Baxter
London: Bird, Charlesworth, Coleman, Desmoulins, Everard, Jarman, Quinton, Richards
Italy: Gioffredi

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Re: What was a hallier?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 29 October 05 11:43 BST (UK) »
Could it be haulier misspelt (but pronounced hall'eeah?) ???

Helen
Warwickshire - ADKINS / KENNARD
Hertfordshire - BRADD / ROBLETT / THOROGOOD / WATSON
ABURN - BLANKS - BLOGG - BURGESS - FERRY - FREEMAN - GOODRICK - GOTTY -MEECH - MIDDLEDITCH -  RUSSELL - PLANT - THURSTON

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Re: What was a hallier?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 29 October 05 11:46 BST (UK) »
Nearest I can find ???

Hillier -- Roof tiler

Don't seem to list Haulier on old occupations sites ???

Tricia ???
Census transcriptions are Crown Copyright from www.NationalArchives.gov.uk
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Nottinghamshire,Bulwell: Bowskill, Everley, Gent, Haywood, Houghton, Wilkinson.
Nottinghamshire, Mansfield:- Baxter
Buckinghamshire: Charlesworth, Fowler
Derbyshire:Brimington:- Adams, Baxter
London: Bird, Charlesworth, Coleman, Desmoulins, Everard, Jarman, Quinton, Richards
Italy: Gioffredi

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Re: What was a hallier?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 29 October 05 11:59 BST (UK) »
This is a perpetual query on family history sites. Hallier is not a misprint nor is it misspelt. Hallier [not Haulier] was the name given to those who actually hauled the coal from the seam face to the lift collection area. I have seen it is connection with iron mining as well. It is much more often found in Monmouthshire than elsewhere.
A Haulier would be a carter, often in business for own acoount.  8)
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: What was a hallier?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 29 October 05 12:15 BST (UK) »
Ooh, brilliant - thanks everyone, and especially hackstaple  :)

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Re: What was a hallier?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 December 05 08:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi Prue and everyone - I am new to the forum.  My maiden name is Hallier, and I always thought the origins were French because the word hallier in the French dictionary means a small wood, copse or thicket...

I don't know though and would love some input if anyone knows any more about the name. I am trying to trace its origins, so far I have seen it mentioned as far back at 1730.

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Re: What was a hallier?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 December 05 18:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi StHallier

Welcome to Rootschat

Jane
Notts: Burrows, Comery, Foster, Beeson, Haynes, Swan.  Derbys: Burrows, Comery, Smith  Lincs: King.  Warks & Salop: Swan, Duffy.  Dublin: Duffy, Geraghty, Burgess.  Monmouth: Lewis

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