My 6th great-grandfather Robert Osment was baptised on 8 Mar 1703, married (to Elizabeth Simons) on 3 Jan 1729, and buried on 6 May 1756, with these life events all occurring at Plymouth Charles, Devon, England.
In the Devon, Plymouth Borough records 1519-1905 at FindMyPast there is a very clear image in the Borough Receivers' Accounts that says the amount of 1 pound 5 shillings was:
Paid Robert Osment for a Journey to Exeter
The entry is undated but it is near the end of a long list of such entries for Charges and Disbursements from 29 Sep 1750 to 29 Sep 1751. FindMyPast dated the event as being in 1750 (see below) but I suspect that it was probably around Aug-Sep 1751.
Given the wording and amount paid, can anything be inferred about the type of journey (from Plymouth to Exeter) that may have been paid for and thus the likely occupation of Robert Osment?
Event type Borough Receivers' Accounts
Record set Devon, Plymouth Borough Records 1519-1905
First name(s) Robert
Last name Osmont
Event year 1750
Archive Plymouth & West Devon Record Office
Archive reference 1/134
Category Census, land & surveys
Subcategory Courts & legal
Collections from England, Great Britain