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Ask a Genealogist: What was a Tickneyman?

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Question:

I am trying to determine what exactly was the occupation of a lodger in my ancestors house. It looks like he was a "tickneyman"?

Answer:

A Tickneyman was a dealer in earthenware crockery.  In most cases this person traveled and sold his wares door to door.

Posted by David Lambert at 07/10/2013 11:45:50 PM | 


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