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Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate

My reading is "profesión, sus labores". In view of the 1970 film "De profesión, sus labores" I take it this is how one says "housewife/domestic duties" on a Spanish Death certificate. See also the ...
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Meaning of profession Batswoman on marriage certificate

Based on this reference work originally referred to by @ColeValleyGirl in her comments to my question it states: A batman or an orderly is a soldier or airman assigned to a commissioned officer as ...
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Definition of profession: coasterman

The letter combination that you read as 'st' in the occupation doesn't appear to match the 'st' combination in the adjacent word "Resturant" [sic]. I wondered, therefore whether the word ...
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Meaning of profession Batswoman on marriage certificate

Given the following references, it appears that batswoman is probably a typo or misspelling of batwoman, which is a woman employed to maintain a household (sweep, clean, fetch things, run errands). A ...
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British Farthing, 1658, Thomas Snook, Stalbridg (Stalbridge, Dorset)

Technically it is not a British Farthing but a British Trade Token with an exchage value of a farthing. The Internet Archive at www.archive.org has two volumes of reference books which can be accessed ...
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British Farthing, 1658, Thomas Snook, Stalbridg (Stalbridge, Dorset)

Assisted with input from a friend, I can answer my own question. Wills and admons for Snook of Stalbridge (and the surrounding district) are on ancestry. There is one admon and one will on ancestry ...
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Meaning of profession Batswoman on marriage certificate

From O.E.D. Batman 1955 Times 18 Aug. 5/1 Men employed as outside batmen in the married quarters were expected to clean and polish the houses, clean windows, cut lawns, fetch coal, and run ...
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