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Name Term description
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 Palfurniour Term description

Palfurner, groom, man in charge of horses

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 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 Pedagog Term description

Teacher, instructor

Name Pedall Term description

Beadle, church officer

Name Peir-weik maker Term description

One who makes wigs and hairpieces for men and women

Name Pendicler Term description

The tenant of a pendicle - a small piece of ground forming part of a larger holding or farm, often let out to a sub-tenant

Name Penny-pie-baker Term description

1. One who makes cheap pies for sale on the street. 2. One who bakes bread, cakes or pastries

Name Pensioner Term description

One in receipt of an allowance, often from the army or navy