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What did a Matchet Forger do for work?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I came across an occupation in a 17th century English Last Will & Testament.  Can you tell me What was a Matchet Forger did for work?

 

Answer:  The job of the Matchet Forger was to make knives.  This occupation and others from early English records I reference occasionally from a website: http://www.worldthroughthelens.com/family-history/old-occupations.php


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