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Post by Spacot » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:33 pm

Can anyone out there tell me the difference between a tackman a wadsetter and a tenant, please help
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Re: tackmen

Post by WilmaM » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:08 pm

A quick look at: http://scotsfamily.com/occupations.htm gives the following

Wadsetter Creditor or holder of land or property under mortgage

Tacksman Superior farm tenant with a lease or tack on one or more farms

I assume a tenent simply pays rent for the property.

Feuar Landholder under feudal system paid a feu (fee) to the overlord

is another similar term.

I'm sure somene with a greater knowledge of the differences will be along directly.

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