It would probably have denoted someone who controlled the domestic or estate
affairs of a large household. In the absence of further details, this is
the most likely answer, though the word "steward" could have had more
On a different tack, it would be interesting for me to see whether I receive
this message since, although I'm correctly subscribed, it seems to be a 'hit
or miss' affair at the moment, which explains why my answer to the "twcwr"
query (which I didn't receive) unfortunately duplicated other replies, which
I only discovered from logging onto the web page.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Darryl Gwynne" <darryl.gwynne(a)sympatico.ca>
To: "Dyfed List" <dyfed(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 1:51 AM
Subject: [Dyfed] occupation
I have a question about an occupation as listed on a marriage
from 1860s Pembrokeshire: what would a "Steward" have done in those days?
(Gwynne, Glen Williams Canada)
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