Was your ancestor a Bang Beggar, an Earth stopper or a Pardoner?
I was browsing a list I have of websites (I do this to see if they still exist or what changes there might be), and came across this one.
Index to Old Occupations. http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/index.html
It is for the Hall Genealogy Website and has other interesting areas to look at.
You select a letter of the alphabet, click on it and you get a list of Old Names and the New Name or Description. Useful information to have.
Now I hear you muttering, 'What is a Bang Beggar?' A Bang Beggar, was a Parish Officer who controlled how long strangers could stay in the Parish. The others I mentioned, I'll leave for you to find.
Well worth a look even if you haven't found a strange occupation.
Bye for now,