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London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update)

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London, Poor Law Removal & Settlement Records - what's this short for?

Posted: 13 Mar 2014 9:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Any ideas what the abbreviation "a.o." might mean? It's cropping up in some older (1770s) records in connection with someone's employer - e.g. "servant to a.o. Dolan" or "apprentice to a.o. Smith" ( says it stands for "account of").

I assume we don't treat an employer as an "official" and they should therefore be keyed, in which case I guess I leave the Given Name field blank?
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