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    Occupation

    Can anyone read the following occupation from a 1849 death certificate?

    basker.JPG

    All I can see is "Basker". I have had good 'Google' but can't seem to find anything relevant.

    Many thanks
    Chris
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    Broker?
    Do you have him on 1841 census?
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    Thanks Kat.

    In 1841 he is a carpenter, one of a long line!

    Chris
    Avatar....My darling mum, Irene June Robinson nee Pearson 1931-2019.

    'Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

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    there is a barker here - but not sure I can say that is what it says.

    https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en...itute)#Barking

    any other letters on the certificate to give clues?
    Last edited by cbcarolyn; 23-09-19 at 20:49.
    Carolyn

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    Thanks Carolyn.

    No clues from the letters on the rest of the certificate as far as I can see.

    Basker 2.jpg

    Chris
    Avatar....My darling mum, Irene June Robinson nee Pearson 1931-2019.

    'Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

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    Mmmmm...

    I am now thinking it is 'Br?ker' after blowing it up.
    The second letter looks the same as the 'n' in 'fourteenth' and 'present'.

    So Kat's suggestion of Broker looks possible.

    Chris
    Avatar....My darling mum, Irene June Robinson nee Pearson 1931-2019.

    'Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

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    I agree, Broker.

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    Thanks Teasie.
    Avatar....My darling mum, Irene June Robinson nee Pearson 1931-2019.

    'Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There is no better rule' Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

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    I guess he was just selling furniture/carpentry rather than making it?
    Carolyn

    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Plant, Skinner - Lincs ....all moved to London
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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