Scottish Occupation

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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    John CAMPBELL was living at Ormidale, a posh house in Kilmordan, Argyll, with his wife, daughter and grandson in the 1841 census, along with a raft of servants.

    However, I cannot work out what his occupation was:

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    Suggestions welcome. :)

    Edited to add:

    Fret not - I have it sorted - it's Heritor, a person who inherits in Scots Law; a proprietor of a heritable object

    Well! That's a new one! I thought that it said Meritor - no wonder I couldn't find it.... :rolleyes:
     
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  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Our lesson for today, something new learned:D
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Agreed - but will I remember it is another matter :nailbiting::D
     
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    Half Hour Well-Known Member

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    Strange "occupation"! Does one have to apprentice for this, I wonder? i could use some servants ;)
     
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  5. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    In Scots Law, a Heritor was a landowner whose holdings were sizeable enough for them to be liable for the payment of public burdens such as Poor Law rates, road and bridge assessments and the ministers stipend. Although heritors often inherit their properties they may also have acquired them through purchase. rcpe.ac.uk.
    So he wasn’t just rich he also paid considerable amounts of income to keep the parish going. A bit like tax I guess.
    Not sure if the above John Campbell was the Duke of Argyll but he was certainly related.
     
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