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A Fewterer and his occupation in early England history.

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David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

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


Posted by David Lambert at 07/15/2011 11:40:59 PM | 


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