Occupation check please

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  1. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    I have found this baptism on familysearch

    Margaret Matilda Pugh
    birth: 1 August 1874
    baptism: 24 September 1874 Swansea, Christ Church, Glamorganshire, Wales

    FMP has an image of the baptism. Father Lewis and Mother Ellen.

    Can someone take a look and tell me what it says her fathers profession is cos I'm not sure.
     
  2. Flook

    Flook A True Gentleman. Rest in Peace.

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    Well it is definitely SAWER. I suspect it means someone who saws wood but I'll check that out because sometimes a guess is way off beam :).

    Yup - the OED says someone who saws wood. It became more common to use SAWYER for the same job description. Here endeth the lesson!
     
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    It says Sawer, which I expect is a sawyer.
     
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    Thank you both very much. No wonder I was confused
     
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    And given my most recent post on this board SAWYER's were definitely a necessary evil.

    And NO - I wasn't being flippant - this is/was my wife's family and she allows me a certain degree of 'off-the-cuff' comments.
     
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    Noticed quite a few occupations where the spelling etc has been a little different to the way it is today, from a one letter difference like your Sawer and Sawyer to like one of my ancestors who was a Glover in the late 1700s, in today's parlance Glove Maker. Occupations over the years is an interesting topic.
     
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