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Ask a Genealogist: What was a nightwalker in 1847?

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Question: I saw that my ancestors on his English death record was listed as a “night walker”.  I am not sure what that was, can you advise?

Answer: A Night walker is another name for a night watchman.  It can also be referred to a night bellman, and on occasion the bellman of a hotel at night.


Posted by Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek at 12/12/2012 11:54:13 PM | 


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