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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 09 March 19 11:41 GMT (UK) »
I think it is:  Flowrist

Thanks bbart for posting the wider selection of examples.

You are right that his T is similar, but comparing to Foden and Farmer in the second half of your example I think it's an F.

If you look at the word Widow, you'll see his capital W is straight and angular, but the ending w is curved with a final loop.

This was what I first saw before reading any other comments.

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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 09 March 19 13:34 GMT (UK) »
Given that he was a Husbandsman at the marriage a year or so earlier, I'm still wondering whether there was some agricultural occupation that looks anything like this -  unless he changed jobs or gave misleading information at the marriage :-\

Add - could it be Flour<something> ???
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 09 March 19 16:07 GMT (UK) »
He could have been a husbandman in a market garden.
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 09 March 19 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Where in the country was he?
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 09 March 19 16:18 GMT (UK) »
Where in the country was he?

Original post says Cheshire.

Iíve been looking in the dialect dictionary but canít yet find anything.
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 09 March 19 17:11 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 09 March 19 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to you all for your excellent help so far :) !  I agree that Flowrist matches best to the individual letters -- but has anyone seen examples of this as an occupation in Cheshire or nearby counties in the same time period? (1750s)? I can't find any references in other sources I've looked through.

Lucas - Cheshire and Lancashire,
Redmayne - Yorkshire and Manchester,
Belcher - Staffordshire,
Gregory - Lancashire and Shropshire,
Parry, Bennett, Edwards - Shropshire

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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 09 March 19 19:06 GMT (UK) »
According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary the first known use of the word florist was in 1623.


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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #26 on: Monday 11 March 19 19:19 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to everyone who helped me with this :) :)

i will now mark it completed
Lucas - Cheshire and Lancashire,
Redmayne - Yorkshire and Manchester,
Belcher - Staffordshire,
Gregory - Lancashire and Shropshire,
Parry, Bennett, Edwards - Shropshire