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Glutman - profession or trade?

Postby RobOH » Mon May 21, 2018 6:47 pm

Hi - I’ve come across an Irish Letter of Administration (Will) record for a Michael Halloran, who died on 9 February 1865. His address is listed as Back Street, Passage West, Cork.

His profession is listed as ‘Glutman’, which I’m perplexed by. Has anyone come across this before?

In other records he is listed as a ‘Dealer’, which is too broad to be helpful.

Thanks,
Rob
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Re: Glutman - profession or trade?

Postby meekhcs » Mon May 21, 2018 7:20 pm

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iqd ... 22&f=false

This may help you. Possibly a person who helps Custom and Excise men aboard ship when add'lhelpis required. Not a full time employee of C&E.
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Re: Glutman - profession or trade?

Postby peter kent » Tue May 22, 2018 8:21 am

Oxford English Dictionary:

Inferior Officers of the Customs, and particularly that class of supernumerary tides-men who are employed, pro tempore, when there is hurry of business, and who, from that circumstance, are called glutmen.
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Re: Glutman - profession or trade?

Postby RobOH » Tue May 22, 2018 8:11 pm

That’s fantastic - many thanks to you both!

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