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From: Valerie Gray <>
Subject: Publican versus other occupations
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 20:02:56 -0400
I think I need "clarification," or just plain help.
The ancestor that I am researching is John Abram "Publican" of the New
Tony was kind enough to give me this information.
To Tony - I could say prove it..But I would sooner say HOW can I prove
it. On all the documents ,census, birth certificates of his children,
his death certificate it states that he was a wheelwright. True the
1881 census says Abode- Skipton Rd. New Inn - occupation Wheelwright.
But his son lived at Bachelor Gardens - and he wasn't a bachelor<g>
I wrote to the Pub Index List with my inquiry and they answered my
inquiry with a Thank you for your "contribution" to the index.
I have also had replies about other members of my family from other
lists and find I have the same problem...a tradesman found to be a
Publican also, yet there too is no mention of it on any certificates or
I am concerned that I may have inadvertently sent Pub Index some errors
that they may consider to be fact.
How do I find the information on Publicans?, Was this a secondary job to
a tradesman job?
What is the correct definition of a publican? I thought it was a person
who owns and operates a drinking and eating establishment
Was being a Publican more prestigious than a tradesman, if so why not
claim it as an occupation on the census and birth certificates?
Val - Ontario, Canada