Whats My Line?

BY ROBERT LESTER PORTER

What s My Line?
Yes, these could have been your ancestors clients. Can you identify these jobs?

1. Beadle
2. Arkwright
3. Pedlar
4. Farrier
5. Publican

Robert Lester Porter, CPA

1. An official of a parish (unit of government in England and Louisiana).
2. A maker of boxes (arks).
3. A traveling salesman.
4. A blacksmith, specifically one who shoes horses.
5. Originally a tax collector. In the U.K., the licensee of a public house (tavern) usually called a pub.

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