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From: Your Name <>
Subject: Re: Commission Agent
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 19:06:41 -0700
I am absolutely floored about the thought of my very proper Victorian
great-grandfather being a bookmaker! Wonderful! Amazing! He did become an
importer of "Wine and Spirits." Do you think that might be how he started? Was
He was quite wealthy when he emigrated to San Diego in 1889. But we have
always been mystified about him. I have felt he had some secret. Could that be
How would a member of the gentry feel about his daughter marrying a
"commission agent?" Wow.
Thank you for your answer.
San Juan Capistrano
Edward Andrews wrote:
> Your Name wrote:
> > On a deed in the 1860s listing my great grandfather, William Henry
> > Teggart of Belfast, he calls himself a "commission agent." Later he was
> > a merchant. Does anyone know just what a "commission agent" might have
> > been?
> > Sherry Donaldson
> Could be merely an agent who would get you anything for a fee. An agent
> for commission.
> More likely to be a polite name for a bookmaker.
> Edward Andrews
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