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Name Term description
Name P-N C of M Term description

Post-Nuptial Contract of Marriage

Name P. Term description

Pensioner (usually army or navy)

Name P.L.W. Term description

Power-loom weaver

Name Packman Term description

Pedlar, travelling merchant

Name Painter Term description

Artist, maker of portraits

Name Pairts and pertinents Term description

The parts and pertinents are what a piece of land was always granted with; they implied everything connected with the land granted, whether named or not, and could be considerable.

Name Palfurniour Term description

Palfurner, groom, man in charge of horses

Name Palsy Term description

Paralysis

Name Panter Term description

Painter

Name Pantoun-heilmaker Term description

1. A heel maker for soft shoes or slippers. 2. One who makes separate heels for fitting to shoes

Name Paper stainer Term description

One who colours paper

Name Papermaker Term description

One who makes paper

Name Parchment maker Term description

One who prepares skins for use as parchment

Name Park-keeper Term description

One who looks after a park on behalf of its owner

Name Parochinar/parochiner Term description

Parishioner

Name Parson Term description

Parish clergyman, usually pre-Reformation

Name Pasment-weifar Term description

Passement (decorative edging) weaver

Name Passenger Term description

Traveller or possibly a ferryman

Name Passion Term description

Acute pain

Name Pastry-cook Term description

One who makes and works with pastry

Name Paticer Term description

One who makes and works with pastry

Name Pauper Term description

A person who is destitute, one who is forced to rely on some form of charity or public provision

Name Pavier Term description

1. Paver (of streets, pavements, floors etc). 2. One who works on laying and maintaining the surfaces of roads

Name Peas/pease Term description

A leguminous crop

Name Peck Term description

A unit of dry measure, which varied from place to place and depending on what was being measured. When applied to grain, the peck was equivalent to 4 lippies or forpets. For more information, see our guide on weights and measures.