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The Online Genealogist: Occupation of a Besom Maker.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: In a parish record I find in 1756 my ancestor was a "besom maker."  I was wondering if you know what one was?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answer: A person who was a Besom maker was a craftsman who made brooms from twigs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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