Medieval Guilds & Jobs
By: Queenie Hawkins
BOTTLER - Bottlers had a responsible occupation and was in charge of the Bottlery which was intended for storing and dispensing wines and other expensive provisions.
BUTLER - Butler were responsible for the castle cellar and was in charge of large butts of beer. The room in the castle called the Buttery was intended for storing and dispensing beverages, especially ale.
BOWER OR BOWYER - Bowyers manufactured bows, arrows and crossbows
CHANCELLOR - A chancellor was a secretary to a Noble or Royal person
CHAPLAIN - Chaplains are responsible for the religious activities of a castle servants and Men at arms. The duties might also include that of a clerk and keeping accounts. A Priest would usually looked after the spiritual needs and confessions of the Nobles and their families
CLERK - A Clerk was employed to keep accounts
CLOTHIER - Clothiers made clothes for the nobles and required having a knowledge of various fine and expensive materials
CONSTABLE - Constables were the people who had been appointed as Custodian, or in charge of, the castle
COOK - Cooks were employed in the castle kitchens roasting, broiling, and baking food in the fireplaces and ovens.
CORDWAINER - Cordwainers were Shoemakers or Cobblers, craftsmen who made shoes
COTTAR - Cottars were one of the lowest peasant occupations, undertaken by the old or infirm, who had a series of low duties including swine-herd,, prison guard and menial tasks
DITCHER - Ditcher are labourers who dug castle moats and foundations
EWERER - An Ewerer brought and heated water for the nobles