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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 09 March 19 10:29 GMT (UK) »
I thought Plow something?  The locus would determine if he was a glassworker?

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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 09 March 19 10:41 GMT (UK) »



Glassmith


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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 09 March 19 10:50 GMT (UK) »
I think the first letter is almost certainly an 'F'

Compare the first letter of the mystery word with the 'F' of Farmer from lower down the same page

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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 09 March 19 10:53 GMT (UK) »
The first looks like a stylised G as it's a continuous stroke whereas the stylised F looks like 2 strokes.
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 09 March 19 10:58 GMT (UK) »
The first looks like a stylised G as it's a continuous stroke whereas the stylised F looks like 2 strokes.

Here's 'G' from the same page  :-\
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 09 March 19 11:00 GMT (UK) »
I've just done some comparisons

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T
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I meant to add that it looks like a T to me
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 09 March 19 11:18 GMT (UK) »
Based on those comparisons, I think you can rule G out. The T and the F are very similar, but if the second letter is an L, as it appears to be, surely it must begin with F.

I still go with Flowrist (Florist).

Edit. To me, that F in Farmer looks identical to the first letter in the original word.
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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 09 March 19 11:27 GMT (UK) »
I've checked several other pages in this record. The clerk is very consistent in writing the letter 'F' with a small stroke on the right-hand-side of the descender, while there is no such stroke on the 'T'.

He is also consistent in the way he writes 'G', which is nothing like the letter in question (see Gadget's comparison).

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Re: Help with handwriting! What occupation is this?
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 09 March 19 11:32 GMT (UK) »
If you look at the two "R"s in Farmer, they look just like the letter that would be an R in Flowrist.
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