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Trades in the 1700's

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Inky1 Report 26 Jun 2013 13:52

Many Church baptism records provide the trade of the father. Within my family line that I am presently researching I have: blacksmith, clay potter, cordwainer, joyner, staymaker and.....mugger.

The majority of my folk were either joyners/carpenters or potters so I am guessing that mugger is linked to one of those. But is it too simplistic to assume that he made mugs?

I cannot locate anything online that refers to that trade.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 26 Jun 2013 13:59

I found 2 definitions

Mugger 1) A hawker of earthenware. 2) A grimacing comedian

Also in case it was badly written

Muggler Pigman


Inky1 Report 26 Jun 2013 14:05

Many thanks. Thus he may have been a chap that hawked/sold the wares that his relatives made.


safc Report 26 Jun 2013 14:08

old occupations