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Deciphering a stated occupation
« on: Thursday 10 June 21 09:14 BST (UK) »
Good Morning, im wondering if anybody can recognise this occupation?  I cannot quite work out the full spelling of the job.  At the time my relative live in Port Glasgow, Scotland.  I think the job is Sawerin, but have no idea what that is, and even searching google isn't coming up with anything.

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Re: Deciphering a stated occupation
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 June 21 09:21 BST (UK) »
Is there anything after it  as I think it might be 'Sawer in.......'
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Re: Deciphering a stated occupation
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 June 21 09:35 BST (UK) »
I believe Sawer to be a spelling variation of Sawyer i.e. (Wikipedia) an occupational term referring to someone who saws wood, particularly using a pit saw either in a saw pit or with the log on trestles above ground or operates a sawmill.
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Re: Deciphering a stated occupation
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 June 21 09:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget & Sandblown, unfortunately not, it just says Sawerin - & I've just realised its "Sawer in" Port Glasgow  ;D ;D !! It just looks like it is one word!

Thankyou both for your help.

I just need to try and find an illusive marriage record now..

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Re: Deciphering a stated occupation
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 June 21 08:13 BST (UK) »
Port Glasgow was the very place, big timber yards along the shore where logs were stored in salt water. The upright posts can still be seen.

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