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Ask a Genealogist: The tools of a Fellmonger.

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Question:

In a probate from 1712 from Cheshire, England I find an interesting inventory item. "Tools of fellmongering -£ 2."  Can you explain what this is for me? 

Answer:

This inventory is describing a collection of tools of a "Fellmonger".  This occupation was for the person who removed the hair from animals skins before it was used in leather making. 

Posted by Ellie Spinney at 01/29/2013 11:46:15 PM | 


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