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    My interpretation of the occupation of John PERFREMENT (start of third line) is 'yeoman'. Someone who has viewed the image at Norfolk Record Office read it as 'poorman'.
    Could I have your honest opinion please.

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    The second letter of the word looks exactly like the 'e' in Samuel (the next but one word) so I would go with 'yeoman'.

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    I agree Maggie, but had begun to doubt the 'y' as it looks nothing like any of the 'y' in my Secretary ABC handbook!

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    I agree with you...yeoman...Look at the "e" at the end of the word "the" same shape as the 'e' in yeoman. Look at the "m" in Samuel...same as the "m" in yeoman!

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    As others have said, the 'e' is the same but also the 'y' is the same as the 'y' in "years" on the previous page (image 303,line 6).
    Also on image 303 he writes three 'p's in the bit he's inserted in line 18 and they are quite different from his 'y'.
    Definitely Yeoman.

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    I think I can see the reason for some of the confusion - the lower case 'e' is back to front - not unusual in the olden dayes! It just makes it harder to read.

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    I don't think they would let a "poorman" sign up to a 200 bond!!!

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    Thanks everyone. The other person has now capitulated and agrees with Yeoman. I must admit I couldn't make out the occupation of the other guarantor - that of a Peruke Maker - a Wig Maker, which she had done. You learn something new everyday!

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    Even though others had solved the problem, I looked out of curiosity, and bearing in mind `Yeoman' is 6 letters and `Poorman' is 7 it became clear that there wasn't room for the r in Poorman.

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    That is exactly what I thought!

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