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The Online Genealogist: What was a Webster?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I was examining a probate in Cheshire England in 1628, the occupation is not common.  Can you tell me what a webster was?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Answer: A webster was the occupation of a loom operator.  This was also know as a weaver, and was generally a female occupation when dealing with the looms.

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