Question: Can you tell me why my ancestor was paid a fee of £3in 1718 for being an Out Crier? It sounds like the fable of the little boythat criedwolf.
Answer: The occupation name "Out crier" is no longer commonlyused anymore. However the current occupation for anAuctioneer is still very popular in this century. He was paid £ 3 for his services in 1718 to carry out an auction no doubt.