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John Sheldon burial
« on: Saturday 12 September 20 10:12 BST (UK) »
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"John Shelden ................ Buried ye 11th"

what is the word between Shelden and Buried please.

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Re: John Sheldon burial
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 September 20 11:00 BST (UK) »
It might be poaper, ie pauper.

Does it appear anywhere else, and are there any other dodgy spellings?
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Re: John Sheldon burial
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 September 20 11:17 BST (UK) »
Bother. I was hoping it might be an occupation,  as there is another entry that says Bailiff.
There are a couple of others but they have a different P. Hence my hope  :)

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Re: John Sheldon burial
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 September 20 11:38 BST (UK) »
The ones in the second clip may be by someone else - the writing is much more upright, even though the spelling is the same. The fact that one of the 'poapers' there is a woman may suggest it's not an occupation.

Are you reading the entry below John Sheldon as 'Bailiff', or did you find it somewhere else? The one below J.S. is 'Batchelor' - not strictly relevant to a burial, but presumably to distinguish him from another of the same name.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: John Sheldon burial
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 September 20 11:49 BST (UK) »
Agree with Arthur - the word in question is 'poaper' (the squiggle at the end is a contracted form of 'er'.)

Bother. I was hoping it might be an occupation,  as there is another entry that says Bailiff.

I've had a look at the actual page, and I can't see the word bailiff anywhere among the burials  :-\
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Re: John Sheldon burial
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 September 20 19:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you both.
Pauper and Batchelor it is.
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