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What was a Pykemonger in 18th century England?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question: I found a reference in a 1746 British Administration case for a relative owing money to a "pyke monger".  I am not clear what that occupation was?

 

Answer:  A Pykemonger was a Fish seller.  This merchant would sell usually a variety of fish but generally the breed of fish known as a pike.


Posted by Ryan Woods at 10/07/2011 05:52:36 PM | 


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