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Help deciphering occupation
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 07:31 GMT (UK) »
Good morning all,

Is somebody able to decipher this occupation listed on a marriage certificate?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Help deciphering occupation
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 November 21 08:08 GMT (UK) »
Labourer
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Re: Help deciphering occupation
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 November 21 08:53 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks.
 It was the inconsistency in the writing that threw me. Here's a slightly less cropped image with labourer a lot more clearly written on the same entry.


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Re: Help deciphering occupation
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 November 21 09:34 GMT (UK) »
Hmm... yes there are some differences there!
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Re: Help deciphering occupation
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 November 21 01:48 GMT (UK) »
I've been looking at this for a few days without much success.

The best I can suggest (albeit with reservations about the last letter) is:  ?alturer

Is there anything in the rest of the page which might help with that capital letter?

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Re: Help deciphering occupation
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 November 21 08:23 GMT (UK) »
I see more or less the same as HD86.
? altturer

The capital letter is very distinctive/different. 

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Re: Help deciphering occupation
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 November 21 09:11 GMT (UK) »
My first thought on a quick glance was maltster although if the first letter is an M it is a rather unusual style. The more I look the less convinced I am but it may help get to the right answer   :)
Boutflower/Boutflour - Northumberland & County Durham
Branfoot - N Yorkshire, Northumberland & County Durham
Horwell - York, E Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Bettley - N & W Yorkshire

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Re: Help deciphering occupation
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 November 21 09:35 GMT (UK) »
Is this a marriage certificate we can access online? (So that we can page through the book looking for similar letters).
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Help deciphering occupation
« Reply #8 on: Friday 19 November 21 11:01 GMT (UK) »
It's not available online at the moment. It's one I ordered through GRO some years back.

I saw maltster myself but like previous comment I'm not convinced by the M.

Thanks all for your responses