'Hallier' (occupation) (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Thursday, July 05, 2018, 23:22 (82 days ago) @ obscurasky

Hi,
without searching it my immediate thought is its a mispelling of "haulier", as in someone who owns a horse n wagon/cart for carrying parcels & goods to hire, quite common on census returns countrywide. I've also seen "haulier" used for colliery workers underground !, which may refer to men pulling the tubs themselves ?.

However I also see an online reference that states
"Hallier - A market worker or stall-holder"

This is a term I've NEVER seen in many hundreds of census etc records, I suspect it's perhaps one from the "big city" markets, Convent Garden etc, not convinced it applies to the FoD area but... ?
http://www.familytreeassociation.org/g-i.html

I found the above website by googling "hallier" - the word doesnt appear in the websites I normally use, see below. Suggesting it's perhaps a very unusual term, so prob not relevant in your case, altho' without knowing the full circumstances of the person you're researching it's hard for me to say.

Hope this helps.

http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/h.html

http://www.worldthroughthelens.com/family-history/old-occupations.php


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