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From: Barbara Nellesen <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] "Ag-Lab" vs. Farm Servant?
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 14:22:07 -0500
Here are some sites which define older occupations. One definition of
Farm servant is a Farm worker under contracted period to work for a farmer.
This site defines Agricultural Labourer but also includes other "titles"
in this category.
Good luck Hester,
Hester NicEilidh wrote:
>I'm wondering if the occupational labels "Agricultural Labourer" and "Farm
>Servant" are synonymous and interchangeable, or if they represent two
>slightly different classes of worker.
>I've come across a page from a Statutory Registry of births from the
>mid-19th century. There are three unrelated births recorded on the same
>page. The Registrar (same man in each case) has noted the father's
>occupation as "farm servant" in two of the three cases, but in the middle
>case, he has written that the father was an "agricultural labourer". That
>makes me think that this Registrar considered these two terms distinct from
>Anyhow, looking forward to enlightenment on this subject.
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