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917Re: powke maker

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  • margbarber2004
    Apr 13, 2008
      --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "lionelthomas46"
      <lionelthomas@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "jamesteebee"
      > <jamesteebee@> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Hello all,
      > >
      > > Just a guess on my part, but I suggest that since old handwriting
      > is
      > > notoriously difficult to decipher, "powke" might actually be
      punch
      > or a
      > > variant spelling thereof. This might also fit in with the
      > victualler's
      > > trade. Anyway, just a thought.
      > >
      > > Regards
      > >
      > > James
      > >
      >
      > Hello,
      > As to the mystery of what a "powke maker" is. Believe that the "w"
      is
      > really "uc" and the "k" becomes an "h" making the word "pouche".
      Then
      > a "pouche maker" is one who makes bags working usually in leather.
      > Regards,
      > Lionel
      >
      Peruke maker
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