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The Online Genealogist: An old occupation from 1786.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  In a tax roll for a community in England I found an odd occupation from 1786.  You seem to help out with these sort of questions in your blog.  Can you tell me what a "Ullenaeger" did?

Answer:  I believe that the occupation you are referring to is an "Ulnager".  This is a person who was the examiner of woollen items before they were sold to the public.


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