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Devon? That might make a difference.  :) (particularly if there are other instances of this name in the area)

Yes, it might be worth seeing other entries on the same page to get a feel for the writing, but some people form letters differently even within the same word.  :-\

Goldie's interpretation is looking good.

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It looks like the name starts with Chr rather than Cha
I can't see a y at the end
I can see what looks like an iti at the end of the word with the is clearly dotted.

Maybe Christin? Closer to Christian than Charity. Christin/Christian may be interchangeable. :-\

What is the date of the entry? Is it a Scottish entry? Christian (and variants) was a fairly popular name in Scotland. Not so sure about Charity which is an English name popular in the Victorian era.

Just some thoughts and guesses until the experts arrive.  :)

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There can be quite a lot of paperwork related to convicts.

Do you have all of this from any Australian records if that is where he came from prior to moving on to NZ?

Have you asked for help on the Australian boards?

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: occupation on american census
« on: Monday 15 October 18 23:14 BST (UK)  »
Going back to "page 1" the writing is clearer and there are lots of "professionals" - it must have had a specific meaning at that time (or maybe a vague meaning)?

Not that it helps, but column 8 has a "W" for all three, meaning they were paid a wage or salary.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: occupation on american census
« on: Monday 15 October 18 23:04 BST (UK)  »
1905 was a state, not federal, census-
https://www.familysearch.org/collection/1463113

Thank you for the clarification aghadowey.  :)

Added: I see there are lots of others on the same and adjacent page with the same or very similar Profes? occupations.  :-\

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: occupation on american census
« on: Monday 15 October 18 22:55 BST (UK)  »
His name is James Melvin dob 14 Jan 1870  Manhattan new York .
1870 census living in the post office ward 20 district 7 nee York.
1880 living west 40th st new York City
1890 living  election districh 20 assembly district 17 new York City police census index only
1900  not living with his family in East 52nd st new York
1905 living with wife Hannah melvin (maddox) and her mum Sarah  maddox on w 39th st manhattan ny city. This is the one they are both professionals?
I can't find them again after that!

1905 census? Did you mean 1910? I tried searching for James, with the details above, in the 1910 census and drew a blank I'm afraid. I just wanted to have a look around in case others had the same occupation and the writing was clearer.  :-\

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: occupation on american census
« on: Monday 15 October 18 07:10 BST (UK)  »
Which census is it, and what is his name?

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Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: David Strong UK /Australia
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 23:41 BST (UK)  »
I'm afraid that you are not allowed to ask questions about anyone who is (probably or possibly) still living.

If you edit your post to remove his name you may find someone can help you via PM.

Can you tell us:
His age or year of birth (approximate if you do not know exact).
Where he lived last year (just the town should suffice).
Name of wife or children (though this would need to be via PM)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can anyone read this postcard?
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 23:26 BST (UK)  »
It could be dearest or dearst

I thought that may be the case. I think I can make out an s and a t at the end of the word. :)

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