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Old 04-05-2018, 05:39 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by Roboteer View Post
That's 1700s talk for "unemployed bum with nice clothes".
Either daddy has money, or hide your cash.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by PawleysDude View Post
Anyone willing to hazard a guess at the occupation following the name of "Paul, John"? I included a few other lines to give an idea of handwriting. All the other occupations are relatively easy to decipher.

The first letter almost looks like the "F" in "Farmer" on the next line, but I still cannot figure out what John Paul's occupation was. Thanks for any suggestions.
Based on the clear occupation of farmer and the f is the same I would say it is forgeman. It is a british term for a worker in the iron trade.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:02 AM
Location: NJ
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Originally Posted by ansible90 View Post
Forgeman ? A person who works at a forge. A blacksmith on a large scale.

But I rather like the top one - a Gentleman.
I liked that one too. Looked it up. Seems he had no job, could have been retired.
Occupation - Gentleman, what does this mean?
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