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Subject: Re: 1881 Census occupations
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 17:35:42 EDT
A "Whipper in" is a hunting term.
This person has a whip and helps to control hounds during hunting. There
would be several on a hunt. The term was certainly used in both hunting for
hares with beagles and also otter hunting in Devon approx. 1970, both of
these activities are / were carried out on foot rather than on horseback. I
expect it applies also to fox hunting but do not know.
Hope this helps,
Forest of Dean, England
DFHS Member 3557
Researching PRIDDIS, PRIDDICE etc.