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Offline solamor

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Occupation
« on: Wednesday 01 February 17 09:42 GMT (UK) »
On the Lancs OPC site I've been looking at on Baptisms at St Elphins in Warrington, the occupation of the father Thomas Gee in and around 1777 keeps coming up with  WEAR - What kind of occupation was this?  Thanks for any assistance.

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Re: Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 09:51 GMT (UK) »
It does seem quite specific doesn't it ie always written that way  :-\

I wondered if it was for "weaver" but other examples of that are either written in full or have a "v" in the abbreviation.
Hinchliffe - Huddersfield Wiltshire
Burroughs - Arlingham Glos
Pick - Frocester Glos

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Re: Occupation
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 10:15 GMT (UK) »
I thought of weaver - perhaps it was the Vicars way of abbrevating to WEAR!!!

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Re: Occupation
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 February 17 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi
If you contact Lancs OPC, they might be able to check the original record for you.

Heather