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Offline nudge67

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What occupation is Rooper?
« on: Saturday 05 March 16 10:17 GMT (UK) »
Found on the Cornwall OPC site while looking for a baptism for Eliza Grace SMITH in 1815 that the occupation of her father is listed as a Rooper. Does anyone have any idea about this?

When she marries in 1838, his occupation is teacher.
NSW Convict: Peter WIFFIN (alias VIVIAN)
VDL Convict: Richard REES
SA Pioneers (<1847): Hornsby, Wallis, Willoughby, Floate, Mills, Chesson, Degenhardt.
SA Old Colonists (<1857): Messenger, McFeat, Tyler, Ladner, Edwards, Cassidy, Rhodes, Shaw, Waye, Sibly.
SA Colonists (<1901): Jones, Pike, Bowyer, Davey.

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Re: What occupation is Rooper?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 March 16 10:27 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps it should be Roper

http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/q-r.html#R
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Re: What occupation is Rooper?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 March 16 10:29 GMT (UK) »
Or a Roofer!   ;D

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Re: What occupation is Rooper?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 March 16 10:32 GMT (UK) »
I would agree with that too skoosh  ;D

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Re: What occupation is Rooper?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 March 16 10:36 GMT (UK) »
Are William Charles bapt 1816 and Thomas 1817 her siblings. The occupation on those is Fisherman
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Re: What occupation is Rooper?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 March 16 10:56 GMT (UK) »
Whatever his occupation, he had some standing in the community. Thomas Deeble Smith was a Lieutenant in the Mountsbay Volunteer Artillery at that time.


https://goo.gl/yGHv6a


https://goo.gl/oiii43
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Re: What occupation is Rooper?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 05 March 16 12:43 GMT (UK) »
The image of the baptism is here ...
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11597-136221-80?cc=1769414

As this image shows almost exclusively Fishermen, I would guess the need for roops in that community is greater than for roofs.  Roop is an occasional variant of Rope in my old Webster's dictionary.
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