Monday, 24 June 2019

William the tapster of the Hart - Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire - 1595

Whilst searching for Carricks in the Chipping Norton parish registers, Oxfordshire, I found a most unusual entry for late 16th century England: the burial of a man identified not by a surname, but by his occupation alone:

1595 Itm the xxist of Januarie was buryed william the tapster of the hart

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