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Llanfair and district
Earning a living
 
  Sutton's Directory 4: maltster to skinner  
 

Many of these entries are typical of those for rural areas where farming is the most important occupation. Seed merchants and millers have important roles to play at each end of the process.
The seed is bought by the farmer and planted in prepared ground, and the harvested crop is then sent to the mill to be ground for flour.


Compare the entries in Sutton's Directory with those in Pigot's Directory.
Can you find any tradesmen who are still working?
Look for tradesmen with the same surname. Businesses were often passed from father to son.

Don't forget!
The surnames are first
 

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