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Calne Occupation in 1774
« on: Friday 20 October 17 14:50 BST (UK) »
This is the occupation of John Beaven as seen at his daughter Betty's baptism on 12 May 1774. I could make  an abreviated 'blacksmith' out of it but the BT( I think that is what it is) writes 'Beaker' which doesn't mean anything to me. Any ideas anyone? Thanks, Toby.

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Re: Calne Occupation in 1774
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:00 BST (UK) »
Looks like Beaker on this version as well. 
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Re: Calne Occupation in 1774
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:08 BST (UK) »
Toby -- have you found the baptisms of any other children just in case the occupation differs on those?
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Re: Calne Occupation in 1774
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:10 BST (UK) »
Could it possibly be an old way of writing  baker   :-\
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Re: Calne Occupation in 1774
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:11 BST (UK) »
So far this is the only entry I have foundof children of John & Betty. T

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Re: Calne Occupation in 1774
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:15 BST (UK) »
I think my money is on your suggestion Gadget. However, I am a Moonraker myself and it just doesn't sound right. T

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Re: Calne Occupation in 1774
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:39 BST (UK) »
I'm note sure whether we have looked at the same baptism entry at Calne:

The one I see states "  12 May 1773 - Betty Beaven daughter of John and Mary Hand born 3 April - Beaker"

My personal interpretation of that entry is that Betty's surname is Hand rather than Beaven  :-\ :-\
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Re: Calne Occupation in 1774
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:48 BST (UK) »
I agree with you BumbleB, that the mother's maiden name was indeed Hand.(That is a bonus not seen often enough) . The daughter was given her name too.  T

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Re: Calne Occupation in 1774
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 October 17 15:52 BST (UK) »
There is an entry for Sarah, daughter of John and Betty Hand, Beaker, born 27 April baptised 7 May 1777 - Calne

William, son of John and Betty Hand, Day Labourer, baptised 14 May 1769 - Calne

John, son of John and Betty Hand, Labourer, baptised 23 April 1758

Christian, son of John and Betty Hand, DL, baptised 1764

Joseph, son of John and Betty Hand, BAKER, baptised 25 November 1759 - see attachment

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