Question: In the 1712 probate of my ancestor from England he leaves money to a friend. This friend's occupation is one I have never heard of before a "phewturer". Have you heard of this before?
Answer: The occupation you list as "phewturer" is no dount the occupation of a "Fewterer" A fewterer was the man who was the keeper of the dogs used in hunting, such as fox hunts. There is a Fewterers Guild online has a brief history available at: http://www.fewterersguild.org/history.php