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Portman marriage query

Postby Will Mundy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:11 pm

Hello,

On this marriage certificate I have found it says George William Portman’s father, William Portman, is a Dealer in China. I was wondering if anybody could help clarify what his job actually was? Image



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Re: Portman marriage query

Postby junkers » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:17 pm

I can't see the whole page but I think it means he was a dealer/seller of chinaware which become fashionable in the 19th century.
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Re: Portman marriage query

Postby peter kent » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:47 pm

Dealer in China


He bought and sold cups and saucers etc! It would have been better shown as 'china' rather than 'China'.
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