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Name Term description
Name Gabartman/gabert-man/gabertman/gabert man Term description

Boatman (on a lighter), bargee

Name Gairdner/gairner Term description

One employed to tend a garden

Name Gaits/gaitis Term description

Goats. For more information, see our guide to agricultural produce and livestock.

Name Gallon Term description

A unit of liquid measure. It was equivalent to 8 Scots pints (a Scots pint equalled around 2 ¾ Imperial pints). For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.

Name Galloping consumption Term description

A rapid form of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Name Gamekeeper Term description

A person in charge of wild game on an estate

Name Ganger Term description

The foreman of a gang of labourers

Name Gaoler Term description

One who keeps a jail or is responsible for the security of a jail

Name Gardener/gardner/gardiner Term description

One employed to tend a garden

Name Gauger Term description

A person who works in excise

Name Gause or velvet weaver Term description

One who uses a loom to make fine cloth or velvet

Name GD Term description

General Disposition

Name GDeed of S Term description

General Deed of Settlement

Name Gen. Lab. Term description

General labourer

Name General Term description

Senior commissioned army rank

Name General examiner of the Customs Term description

Auditor or inspector of business

Name General inspector of tobaccos Term description

One appointed to see that an official function is being carried out properly, for instance the collection of revenue

Name General supervisor Term description

Overseer of, usually, an office

Name General supervisor of Excise Term description

Overseer, often of customs or office work

Name Genitour Term description

Doorkeeper, caretaker

Name Gentleman Term description

1. Civil rank, above commoners and below nobility. 2. A well-to-do man of no occupation

Name Gentleman factor Term description

1. Civil rank, above commoners and below nobility. 2. Estate or farm manager.

Name Gentleman of the Horse Guards Term description

Civil rank, above commoners and below nobility

Name Gentleman's servant Term description

Civil rank, above commoners and below nobility

Name Geographer Term description

One who analyses and illustrates the shape of land