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In the 17th century (1600-1699) the population of Hungerford was just over 1,000 (see Population and Censuses). See also Named Traders in 17th Century Hungerford.

We are grateful to Eileen Bunt for her work in researching these early trades. The variety of trades (total 150) mentioned in contemporary documents included:

Apothecary (1)
Baker (4)
Barber (-)
Beer brewer (5)
Blacksmith (5)
Bodice maker (1)
Brazier (1)
Bricklayer (1)
Broadweaver (1)
Butcher (3)
Carpenter (6)
Clothier (1)
Coachman (1)
Cobbler (1)
Collarmaker (2)
Cook (1)
Cordwainer (2)
Currier (5)
Cutler (1)
Doctor (1)
Dyer (1)
Farmer (5)
Farrier (1)
Glazier (2)
Glover (5)
Grocer (2)
Hatter (2)
Innholder (5)
Ironmonger (1)
Joiner (5)
Maltster (3)
Mason (3)
Mercer (5)
Merchant (1)
Miller (3)
Millwright (1)
Painter (1)
Plumber (1)
Saddler (3)
Sawyer (1)
Schoolmaster (2)
Sergeweaver (1)
Shearman (4)
Shoemaker (9)
Smith (3)
Surgeon (1)
Tailor (11)
Tallowchandler (2)
Tanner (5)
Turner (2)
Victualler (3)
Waggoner (1)
Weaver (6)
Wheeler (2)
Wheelwright (3)
Woolen draper (1)

Food and drink trades (27=18%):

Butcher (3)
Innholder (5)
Baker (4)
Beer brewer (5)
Cook (1)
Miller (3)
Maltster (3)
Victualler (3)

Cloth trades (29=19%):

Broadweaver (1)
Clothier (1)
Cordwainer (2)
Dyer (1)
Hatter (2)
Sergeweaver (1)
Shearman (4)
Tailor (11)
Weaver (6)

Leather trades (25=17%):

Cobbler (1)
Currier (5)
Glover (3)
Shoemaker (9)
Tanner (5)
Collarmaker (2)

Building trades (23=15%):

Bricklayer (1)
Carpenter (6)
Glazier (2)
Joiner (5)
Mason (3)
Painter (1)
Plumber (1)
Turner (2)
Wheeler (1)
Wheelwright (1)

Metal trades (7=5%):

Blacksmith (1)
Cutler (1)
Ironmonger (1)
Smith (3)
Brazier (1)

A slightly different range of trades and occupations can be derived from Wills (1680-1800):

Butcher, Currier, Taylor, Brazier, Carpenter (2), Tanner, Blacksmith, Glazier, Victualler, Wheelwright, Mercer, Tanner, Mason,

Saddler, Blacksmith, Vintner, Painter, Malster, Fellmonger (2), Mercer, Clothworker (2), Weaver, Taylor, Mercer, Carpenter

Collarman, Baker, Thatcher, Collarmaker, Basketmaker, Butcher, Innholder, Grocer, Thatcher

Innholder (2), Saddler, Schoolmaster, Joiner, Tanner, Glover, Maltster, Victualler, Wheelwright, Hatter

See also:

- Population and Censuses