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Name Term description
Name W Term description

Will

Name W Term description

Widow

Name Wadsetter Term description

1. Creditor or holder of a wadset (mortgage of property). 2. A person enjoying the use and tenure of part of a landowner's estate under a mortgage arrangement

Name Wadwife Term description

? A female wad maker - wad can mean stuffing for clothes

Name Waggoner Term description

One who drives heavy goods vehicles

Name Wagon-maker Term description

One who constructs heavy goods vehicles

Name Waiter Term description

Watchman

Name Waker Term description

Fuller of cloth

Name Walker/waulker Term description

Person who cleanses and thickens cloth

Name Walxmaker Term description

One who prepares wax for use in candles, etc.

Name Warden Term description

One in charge of hospital or charity home

Name Warrandice Term description

An undertaking, usually in the form of a 'clause of warrandice' in a grant, whereby the person making the grant promised to maintain and support the grantee in the property or right granted him, against all challenges made to his right or impediments concerning it which might arise after the grant was made. 'Real warrandice' was an undertaking that if the grantee were to lose his right to what had been granted, then the granted would grant him something else of equal value.

Name Watch and clock maker Term description

One who makes and repairs watches and clocks

Name Watchmaker Term description

One who makes and repairs watches and clocks

Name Watchman Term description

Guard at specific premises, usually at night

Name Watchman in port Term description

Guard at specific premises, usually at night

Name Water in the heid Term description

Hydrocephalus

Name Water on the chest Term description

Pleurisy or pleural effusion

Name Waterman Term description

One who works by water and usually with boats

Name Waulker Term description

A fuller of cloth

Name Wax chandler Term description

Wax candle maker

Name Wax maker Term description

One who prepares wax for use in candles, etc.

Name Wean Term description

Child, little one

Name Weaver Term description

One who uses a loom to make cloth from yarn

Name Webster Term description

Weaver. One who uses a loom to make cloth from yarn