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

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  • Helen Backhouse
    Hi Marion, I agree with Heather on the meanings of the letters f and h. Helen ... From: HEATHER WILLIAMS To: Marion Peterson Cc: Dist-Gen Sent: Monday,
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 20 3:15 PM
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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
      >
    • Lorna Laughton
      Could this mean half or full if it is referring to the lot? This would define the amount of the location that the person owned Lorna From:
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 20 3:50 PM
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        Could this mean “half” or “full” if it is referring to the lot? This would define the amount of the location that the person owned>

         

        Lorna

         

         

        From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Marion Peterson
        Sent: September 20, 2010 11:22 AM
        To: Dist-Gen
        Subject: Gazetteer and Directory codes "h" and "f"

         

        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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