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Offline Blue-Spirit

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Occupation Alms, ?????
« on: Sunday 24 February 08 22:29 GMT (UK) »
I am researching a family, and i notice that the Occupation  is down as Alms, anyone know what this Occupation was.

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Re: Occupation Alms, ?????
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 February 08 22:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Blue-Spirit  :)

Where is the occupation mentioned, and what year is this?

It could be something to do with being a recipient of alms, i.e. charity - for example living in an almshouse.

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Re: Occupation Alms, ?????
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 February 08 23:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Prue.

Its husband and wife both aged 70 in 1851.
Researching My Family in Norfolk.
Barker-Barnard-Brooks-Bush.
Eagling-Fincham-Goddard-Gooch.
Hammond-Johnson-Long.
Musk-Mickleborough/Mickleburgh.
Oakley- Parker-Potter-Smith-Wright...

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Re: Occupation Alms, ?????
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 February 08 23:10 GMT (UK) »
Pruem is correct.  The occupation column of the census entry is frequently used to show a persons source of income: independent means, annuitant or in this case alms

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Living in Berkshire from Northampton & Milton Keynes
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Johnson, Routledge, SHIRT, SAICH, Mills, SAUNDERS, EDLIN, Perry, Vickers, Pakeman, Griffiths, Marston, Turner, Child, Sheen, Gray, Woolhouse, Stevens, Batchelor
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Re: Occupation Alms, ?????
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 March 08 08:15 GMT (UK) »
Sorry for delay in replying,

Thanks for the info..

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Researching My Family in Norfolk.
Barker-Barnard-Brooks-Bush.
Eagling-Fincham-Goddard-Gooch.
Hammond-Johnson-Long.
Musk-Mickleborough/Mickleburgh.
Oakley- Parker-Potter-Smith-Wright...