Posted by Beth on July 17, 1997 at 12:32:35:
In reply to Re: Laborers, In trade, and Ancestors posted by The Mysterious H.C. on July 17, 1997 at 09:25:10
] ] Indeed! One of my descendants in England in the 1700s was a pewtersmith--a laborer, not even at the level of a person "in trade." Oh dear...
] Beth -- a pewtersmith would have been an "artisan" or small craftsman, and if he ran his own businesss he would have been indeed "in trade" (though not a big "merchant").
Oh, H.C., I am relieved! Although still in trade, "artisan" sounds so much better! ;-)
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