List Of Colonial Era Professions
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Basic Information

This page is a huge list of occupations appropriate not only to The Colonies and the Colonial Era in general, but also to the The Reformation, the Golden Age of Piracy, and the start of the Industrial Revolution.

If you're running a game set in those eras, it would be helpful to familiarize yourself with the nature of the Colonial Economy, and be versed in what impacts the Trade Guild and Monopoly by Royal Decree systems have on business and economy.

The List:

Note: Most of the links below are currently dead. Links in Red do not have pages yet, and clicking on them will make a new empty page. Links in Blue go to an actual existing page with useful material for gaming.


1. Website: Rootsweb Ancestry - in particular two pages: here and here, which had tons of jobs from the era.

Those are the main sources of this page. However, given there's a bit of overlap between this and earlier eras, some of these occupations came from the sources listed on the List of Medieval European Professions.

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