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ACATER supplied food provisions, e.g. a ships chandler
ACCOMPTANT accountant
ACCOUCHEUR one who assisted women in childbirth
ACCOUCHEUS one who assisted women in childbirth
ACCOUTRE supplier of military accessories
ACCOUTREMENT MAKER supplier of military accessories
ACKERMAN ploughman, an oxherder
ACREMAN ploughman, an oxherder
ACTUARY kept public accounts of business
ADMINISTRATOR directed the affairs of another
ADVOCATE DEPUTE Scottish law officer who could act a public prosecutor
ADVOWEE normally a nobleman, who had the right to present a clergyman to a benefice
AERONAUT balloonist or a trapeze artist in the circus or music halls
AFFEEROR official in the manorial courts who assessed the monetary penalty and also collected taxes and dues and were also called Assessor
AGISTER official of the Royal Forests or in the New Forest it is the title for the one in charge of the ponies
AGWALLLA ships fireman
ALABASTERER worked with alabaster
ALBLASTERE crossbow man
ALCHEMIST medieval chemist who claimed to be able to turn base metals into gold
ALCHER peron who ties hanks of hosiery or wool into bundles
ALDERMAN senior councillor one position down from Mayor in the local council
ALE-CONNER official who tested quality and measure of ale served in public houses
ALE DRAPER seller of ale
ALE FOUNDER official who tested quality and measure of ale served in public houses
ALE TASTER tested ale and beer for quality first recorded in 1377 in London. Appointed by the Manor and forerunner of the Inspector for Weights & Measures
ALE TUNNER employed by the brewery to fill ale casks (tuns} with ale
ALEWIFE woman who keeps an alehouse or tavern
ALLSORTS STRIPPERS sweet factory worker who prepared liquorice root for cutting
ALL SPICE name for a grocer
ALMANAC MAN official appointed by the Court of Sewers who warned the inhabitants of the Trent River area of higher than normal tides
ALMONER gave out alms or charity to the poor on behalf of the parish
ALMSMAN received alms
ALNAGER official who examined the quality of woollen goods and stamped them with the town seal of approval
AMANUENSIS secretary or stenographer
AMBER & JET CUTTER cut and polished amber for jewellery
AMBER CUTTER cut ambergris
AMBLER officer of the Royal Stable who broke in horses
AMEN MAN parish clerk
ANCHORESS female hermit or religious recluse
ANCHORITE male hermit or religious recluse
ANCHOR SMITH made anchors
ANGLE IRON SMITH made angle iron ie. flat iron bars bent at right angles lengthways
ANILEPMAN smallholder (tenant of the manor)
ANKLE BEATER young person who helped to drive the cattle to market
ANNATTO MAKER worked in the manufacture of dyes for paint or printing
ANTIGROPELOS MAKER made waterproof leggings
ANVIL SMITH made anvils and hammers for blacksmiths
APIARIAN beekeeper
APOTHECARY prepared and sold medicines or drugs; pharmacist
APPARITOR official who summoned witnesses in the ecclesiastical courts
APPRENTICE was bound to a skilled worker for a specified time to learn a trade
APRONEER term used in London for a shopkeeper
APRONMAN mechanic
AQUARIUS waterman
AQUAVITA SELLER sold alcohol
ARCHIATOR physician
ARCHIL MAKER made a violet dye from lichens, used in the textile industry
ARCUBALISTER one who uses (or makes)a crossbow
ARGOLET horseman
ARKWRIGHT skilled craftsman who produced arks (wooden chests or coffers)
ARMIGER squire who carried the armour of a knight
ARMOURER made suits of armour or plates of armour for buildings or ships etc.
ARTICULATOR person who assembles skeletons
ARTIFICER highly respected skilled or artistic worker or craftsman or one that makes or contrives
ASHBANK FAIRY person who removed ashes and waste from ash pits
ASHMAN dustman
ASSAYER determined the proportions of metal in ore
ASSAY MASTER determined the amount of gold or silver to go in coins
AUGER MAKER made the carpenters augers (used for boring holes in wood)
AULNAGER official who examined the quality of woollen goods and stamped them with the town seal of approval
AURIFABER goldsmith
AVENATOR hay and forage merchant
AVOWRY term for the lord of the manor
AXEPEDDLAR person who sells wood ash
AXEWADDLER person who sells wood ash
AXLE TREE MAKER made axles for coaches and wagons
AXLE TREE TURNER made axles for coaches and wagons

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