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The Online Genealogist: Who was the Out Crier in my family tree?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Can you tell me why my ancestor was paid a fee of £3in 1718 for being an Out Crier?  It sounds like the fable of the little boythat criedwolf.                

 

Answer: The occupation name "Out crier" is no longer commonlyused anymore.  However the current occupation for anAuctioneer is still very popular in this century.  He was paid £ 3 for his services in 1718 to carry out an auction no doubt.

 


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