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The Online Genealogist: What was a London Lighterman?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question: In a London City directory for 1835 I find my ancestor listed with an unusual occupation.  He was listed as a Lighterman, what was that for an occupation in 1835?                                                                                                                                                                                       Answer:  A lighterman was the occupation of one who brought goods from a vessel to shore, on a flat barge.

Posted by David Lambert at 09/11/2012 11:55:04 PM | 


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