'Hallier' (occupation) (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Thursday, July 05, 2018, 23:22 (134 days ago) @ obscurasky

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... ?

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.



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