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6122Re: Gazetteer and Directory codes "h" and "f"

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  • Helen Backhouse
    Sep 20, 2010
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      Hi Marion,
      I agree with Heather on the meanings of the letters f and h.
      Helen
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 11:46 AM
      Subject: Re: Gazetteer and Directory codes "h" and "f"

      Hi Marion:
        In my experience,  f  referred to 'freeholder'  meaning that person owned the land ;  the other term often used was l  for lease or renter  so perhaps in your case the h refers to householder and they do not own the land but are renters, leasers  etc.

      see you tomorrow night

      Heather

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Marion Peterson <mlpeterson@...>
      Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 11:30 am
      Subject: Gazetteer and Directory codes "h" and "f"
      To: Dist-Gen <dist-gen@...>

      > Could anyone tell me what the codes h and f mean in a directory?
      > I'm looking at the Halton County Directory and Gazetteer for
      > 1869-1870. It gives Concession, Lot and the Lot number is
      > followed by either h or f. The f might mean freeholder, but I
      > can't think of what the h would mean.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Marion
      >
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