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From: "Margaret" <>
Subject: [APG] Mantuamaker
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 06:27:49 -0400
Good Morning Listers, Can anyone give me a solid definition of the term
*manutamaker*? The term is used in a list of Charleston, SC Residents from
1782-1794 to describe a craft person.Thanks,Lauren H. RichardsonFamily
Branches, LLCFort Mill, South Carolina
>From Barbara Jean Evans' A to Zax: A Comprehensive Dictionary for
Genealogists and Historians (Alexandria, VA: Hearthside Press, 1995), p.168.
mantuamaker: a maker of a mantua, which was a loose robe, open down the
front to show the petticoat. This person would likely be called a dressmaker
mantua: an Italian silk fabric.
Best regards, Margaret Dube, CG, Common Folk Ancestry, 9 Whitetail Lane,
Kittery, Maine 03904-5429
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