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Offline Boongie Pam

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Re:A sense of humour
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 04 April 04 17:13 BST (UK) »

I have a similar situation in my family.  I have John Lowther born 1755 and Mary Steward his wife born 1750 they both died within 2 weeks of each other in 1843.  On the 1841 census for Wigton they are both listed as potters, apparently in Cumberland a potter is a travelling dealer, a travelling salesman I guess.  They are apparently from a line of gypsies that settled in the area.

I can't imagine how hard that would be at such an age.

There are some good stories from this website from a 1901 newspaper - some funny, some sad.

UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from

Dumfrieshire: Fallen, Fallon, Carruthers, Scott, Farish, Aitchison, Green, Ryecroft, Thomson, Stewart
Midlothian: Linn/d, Aitken, Martin
North Wales: Robins(on), Hughes, Parry, Jones
Cumberland: Lowther, Young, Steward, Miller
Somerset: Palmer, Cork, Greedy, Clothier

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