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What was the English occupation of a Boonmaster?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question:  While looking at the 1851 British Census I saw my ancestors occupation as a "Boonmaster".  I assume I am spelling it correct, what is this peculiar sounding job in the 19th century?

 

Answer:  Your ancestor in 1851 was a surveyor of roads.  His occupation also came with the responsibility of maintaining and repairing any damage to the roads.


Posted by David Lambert at 04/11/2011 10:34:09 PM | 


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