What is a Flesher?.....

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katye
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What is a Flesher?.....

Post by katye » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:24 pm

On my g.g grandmother's wedding cert. it gives her father-in-law's occupation as "Flesher" Does anyone know what this is?

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Re: flesher

Post by sporran » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:29 pm

Hello katye,


the "Sources" on this site includes old occupations. A flesher was a butcher.


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John

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Re: What is a Flesher?

Post by AndrewP » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:31 pm

katye wrote:On my g.g grandmother's wedding cert. it gives her father-in-law's occupation as "Flesher" Does anyone know what this is?
A flesher is a Scots term for a butcher - I would say it was an old-fashioned term. About 10 years ago, the Co-op in East Lothian had butcher's vans, with the wording painted on the side "mobile fleshing department", and the term seemed archaic then.

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Post by katye » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:07 pm

Thanks, Folks. I knew you'd come up trumps.

All the best, Katye.

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Post by DavidWW » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:35 pm

It was also an occupation in a tannery ............

David

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