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Who was William and what was his occupation please COMPLETED THANK YOU
« on: Wednesday 03 April 19 10:56 BST (UK) »
Hello Roots Chatters,

Could you please help me with William's surname and occupation please.  Thank you, Daniel.

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Re: Who was William and what was his occupation please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 11:03 BST (UK) »
I would suggest it's William Finch (ffinch - the two fs denoting a capital F), a currier.
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Re: Who was William and what was his occupation please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 13:54 BST (UK) »
I agree - William Ffinch,  currier  (working with hides/leather)
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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Re: Who was William and what was his occupation please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 22:24 BST (UK) »
My thoughts too.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Who was William and what was his occupation please
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 22:30 BST (UK) »
I wondered if it could Ffirth?
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Re: Who was William and what was his occupation please
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 April 19 05:04 BST (UK) »
I wondered if it could Ffirth?
Carol

If you look at 'such' - the first word on the last line of the clip. you can see that 'ch' blend at the end of the word. Looks the same as the end of William's surname.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Who was William and what was his occupation please
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 April 19 09:29 BST (UK) »
It is definitely  William Finch.  Spelling it "ffinch" is the old alternative to capitalising the first letter.

Here he is in the 1790 London directory
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Re: Who was William and what was his occupation please
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 April 19 10:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you one and all for all of your replies, so very grateful for your help.  Regards Daniel.