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From: "Marion Taylor" <>
Subject: Re: [GEELONG] Occupations Tamper? and Glover
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 10:31:26 +1000
References: <000e01c6d0c6$b01891a0$6401a8c0@andyuy7l8rt3i6>


Thanks to everyone for your input, I think tanner and glover is the most
likely explanation.
Marion

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Sims" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: [GEELONG] Occupations Tamper? and Glover


> Is it possible that it reads tanner and glover which was a common
> combination of trades in Devon where many learnt the art of making leather
> gloves - one of the few trades at which women could make a living?
>
> Andy Sims
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Susie
> Zada
> Sent: September 4, 2006 11:24 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [GEELONG] Occupations Tamper? and Glover
>
> Hi Marion,
>
> A glover in the 19th century was literally a dealer or maker of gloves.
>
> Was the word "tamper" also on a certificate and difficult to read? If so,
> can you scan it or send a copy off-list and I'll have a look to see if I
> can
>
> make sense of it. Alternatively if you have a web site that you can load
> it
>
> up for others to see as well they might be able to make suggestions.
>
> These sites are quite helpful with suggestions for old occupations and
> their
>
> meanings ...
>
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~billingh/occupation.htm
>
> http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/index.html
>
> Regards .......... Susie Z
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marion Taylor" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 2:27 PM
> Subject: [GEELONG] Occupations Tamper? and Glover
>
>
>> Dear List,
>>
>> Could some clever person please tell me what occupation would a tamper
>> be?
>
>> Not sure of the spelling. The death certificate also said "formerly a
>> glover".
>> This was in Scotland about the 1840s/1850s.
>>
>> Thank you in anticipation
>> Marion
>
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