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Offline toby webb

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Occupation - 'tasker'
« on: Tuesday 12 February 19 22:07 GMT (UK) »
In the Militia Lists of Hertfordshire occupations are to be seen. 'Labourer' is frequent but 'tasker' not so often. However can anyone add a definition to that. Thanks, Toby.

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Re: Occupation - 'tasker'
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Tasker = Reaper. A person who reaps.  To cut or harvest a crop.

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Re: Occupation - 'tasker'
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 22:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks ScobieDrom. Interesting that some men were  labelled 'tasker' as distinct from a 'labourer' in a group from one village. I suppose, since reaping was only done at certain times, he must have been a 'cut' above a labourer who did anything on the land without necessarily having any great skill. T

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Re: Occupation - 'tasker'
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 08:53 GMT (UK) »
Reaping, pre-mechanisation, was often done by casual labour, often brought from a great distance & included women!

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Re: Occupation - 'tasker'
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 21:12 GMT (UK) »
Reaping, pre-mechanisation, was often done by casual labour, often brought from a great distance & included women!

Skoosh.
Yes it can mean a peripatetic worker who can do a variety of jobs ,
a piece worker.
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