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Name Term description
Name Abbot Term description

Senior monk in charge of an abbey in the pre-Reformation, Roman Catholic or Episcopal church

Name Accomptant/accountant Term description

One who arranges and analyses financial accounts for others

Name Admiral Term description

Senior naval officer, in charge of a fleet

Name Advocate Term description

A lawyer who is qualified to plead before the higher courts of law (corresponds to a barrister in England)

Name Ag. Lab. Term description

Agricultural labourer

Name Agent Term description

Someone acting for someone else in an official, often financial, capacity

Name Agent for the sick and wounded at Gibraltar Term description

Someone acting for someone else in an official, often financial, capacity

Name Aide-de-camp Term description

Junior military officer appointed as assistant to more senior officer

Name Albany herald Term description

Royal messenger, later member of Lyon Court

Name Ale seller Term description

One who sells ale and beer to the public for consumption at home

Name Alewife Term description

A woman who sells ale

Name Allakay/allekay Term description

Footman, lackey

Name Allkymist Term description

Alchemist

Name Anchor-smith Term description

One who makes anchors for ships and boats

Name Annealer Term description

A person who processes metal or glass by heating it in a furnace and then immersing it in a chemical bath

Name Annuitant Term description

Person who receives an annuity (guaranteed payment made yearly either for life or for a specified number of years)

Name Apothecarie/apothecary Term description

Surgeon, druggist, pharmacist

Name App. Term description

Apprentice

Name Apparent Term description

Heir to landed property, who has already succeeded

Name Appearand Term description

Heir to landed property, who has already succeeded

Name Apprent Term description

One attached by formal arrangement to (usually) a craftsman to assist him and learn the craft

Name Apprentice Term description

One attached by formal arrangement to (usually) a craftsman to assist him and learn the craft

Name Aqua-vitae/aquavite/aquavitie maker/aquavitie man Term description

Whisky distiller

Name Arch-beddle Term description

Senior church or university officer

Name Archbishop Term description

Senior clergyman in the pre-Reformation, Roman Catholic or Episcopal church, in charge of a province