Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: powke maker
- Mmmm, I appear to have started a thread here, and I thank you all for your interpretations - so far Marg has the gold star! I will now put in my (boring) 2p worth.Christine knows that John Legg jnr was a publican, but I put it to you that, maybe, the first John Legg, according to the description of his employment, was more likely a have been a supplier of provisions?The dictionary's I looked up have 'victualer' as either an innkeeper or a supplier of provisions -particularly to ships!I lived in Scotland for a number of years and, interestingly, the word 'poke' is still used to describe a bag or sack used for carrying 'messages' (groceries).Does this make sense to you?I await the replies!Yvonne
margbarber2004 <margbarber2004@...> wrote:--- 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
> > notoriously difficult to decipher, "powke" might actually be
> or a
> > variant spelling thereof. This might also fit in with the
> > trade. Anyway, just a thought.
> > Regards
> > James
> As to the mystery of what a "powke maker" is. Believe that the "w"
> really "uc" and the "k" becomes an "h" making the word "pouche".
> a "pouche maker" is one who makes bags working usually in leather.