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A sense of humour
« on: Thursday 11 March 04 15:20 GMT (UK) »
On a recent census search, under "Condition" line, where one usually says Married, Single, Widowed, etc. I found:

One young man whose condition was.......LIVING

Certainly hope so.

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« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 March 04 00:31 GMT (UK) »
 ;D ;D

I have had enough trouble finding some of my family on census returns without having to worry about them listing the deceased members of the family.   ::)

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Re:A sense of humour
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 April 04 14:51 BST (UK) »
Hi! Grub

Seeing you have a sense of humour, thought you would like these.

Go to the family search site
http://www.familysearch.org/

Try typing in these surname in the 1881 census
Lemonade
Soda Water


or

Christian name - Sea        Surname - Breeze
Christian name - Bottle     Surname - Beer
Christian name - Flying      Surname - Jib
Christian name - Prince of  Surname - Wales

Have fun

Catherine   :)

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 April 04 17:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Catherine
 :) :) :)
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Bayley, Dorset, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and others.
Antrobus, Somerset/Glouster
Skelton, Heslington, Yorkshire
James, Norfolk, and London
Delasalle, London area
Gravett/Grevet, Surrey
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 April 04 10:56 BST (UK) »
Recently I was going through the 1841 census for Loughborough and came across this husband and wife he was 95yrs old and she was 100 so i had a look on the death index and they both died at the age of 103yrs husband in 1847 and wife in 1842. Funniest thing was at 95yrs old he was still an agricultural labourer.

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 April 04 11:26 BST (UK) »
Recently I was going through the 1841 census for Loughborough and came across this husband and wife he was 95yrs old and she was 100 so i had a look on the death index and they both died at the age of 103yrs husband in 1847 and wife in 1842. Funniest thing was at 95yrs old he was still an agricultural labourer.

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Hi there

Linda, unfortunately, I do not see anything funny in having to still work for a living at the ripe old age of 95.  His occupation as ag Lab means he was in one of the lowest working classes, which, without any welfare state means he had to work to survive.  Britain was built on this type of worker.
Incidentally, I was born and bred near Loughborough

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 April 04 11:39 BST (UK) »
Chris I did not mean funny ha ha I meant the weirdest I had seen. Yes I did feel for him. your not the only one born in Loughborough.

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 April 04 18:19 BST (UK) »
Hi! Linda

For a second there, I thought Chris was going to say he was born 1066

No, it just feels like I was - Chris in 1066Land
 
What a fantastic age for the times,and what a hard life. When I think of my grandparents they seemed to look very old, and they were only in there late forties. So the age of these two people is amazing. Nowaday they look so much younger.

Catherine    ;)

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 03 April 04 00:29 BST (UK) »
To reach that age in any era is an achievement.
They must have been of really tough "stuff."
My Nana left us when she was 98, and I hope to grow up just like her.  :)  Might just stand a chance as Mum is making plans for her 90th birthday coming up soon.

Saw one census where person was stated to be "relative", not nephew, niece or the like....wonder if he/she was the black sheep?

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Bayley, Dorset, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and others.
Antrobus, Somerset/Glouster
Skelton, Heslington, Yorkshire
James, Norfolk, and London
Delasalle, London area
Gravett/Grevet, Surrey
Also searching the above in Australia

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