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Need help with this occupation please
« on: Saturday 25 July 20 08:24 BST (UK) »
William Bennie was buried in Glasgow in 1768. His occupation seems to read "causwager" but I can't find anything even remotely similar. Can anyone help?

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England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: Need help with this occupation please
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 July 20 08:40 BST (UK) »
It does look like causwager.  Causey were cobblestones so perhaps something to do with that?
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Re: Need help with this occupation please
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 July 20 08:43 BST (UK) »
Could that be a "y" and not a "g"?  The occupation could then be Causewayer.  (If there is such an occupation).


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Re: Need help with this occupation please
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 July 20 08:50 BST (UK) »
I read it as Causwayer, probably an abbreviation of causeway maker, someone who built the cobbled roads.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Need help with this occupation please
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 July 20 08:51 BST (UK) »
From the OED
Causey; Chiefly Scottish and dialect.  To pave with small stones.

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Mapstone, Mapston.
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 25 July 20 08:53 BST (UK) »
A person who was involved in road repairs from the term causewaying (Scottish c1800).


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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 25 July 20 09:46 BST (UK) »
From The Greenock Advertiser 02 September 1856

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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Need help with this occupation please
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 25 July 20 11:17 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone, that's great info, much appreciated.

Great website, Mckha489, I've bookmarked that one.

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England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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