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F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« on: Monday 11 January 10 17:51 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking at a page of the 1841 Census, and it appears that there are a lot of younger people (age 15-25) that have occupations listed F.S. (for females) and M. S. (for males).

I'm sure the answer is obvious, but could someone please enlighten me?

Thanks,
Holly
BUMBY in Yorkshire (Leeds, Huddersfield, etc.) and Montana, and related names:  SUTTCLIFFE, BENTLEY, MEADLEY, BARSTOW/BASTOW, MARSDEN ....

BROOK in Yorkshire (Elland area) and Montana, and  related names:  CROSSLAND, OXLEY, ARMITAGE ....

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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 January 10 17:53 GMT (UK) »
Female servant
Male servant   ;D

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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 January 10 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks! 
BUMBY in Yorkshire (Leeds, Huddersfield, etc.) and Montana, and related names:  SUTTCLIFFE, BENTLEY, MEADLEY, BARSTOW/BASTOW, MARSDEN ....

BROOK in Yorkshire (Elland area) and Montana, and  related names:  CROSSLAND, OXLEY, ARMITAGE ....

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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 January 10 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Thats ok - I used to think it was farm servant, probably cos all mine were ag labs

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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 January 10 22:05 GMT (UK) »
These are the official abbreviations used in the censuses
Ag. Lab. 1841-81 Agricultural labourer
Ap. 1841-61 Apprentice
Army 1841 Members of HM land forces of whatever rank
Cl. 1841-61 Clerk
FS. 1841 Female servant
H.P. 1841 Members of HM armed forces on half-pay
Ind. 1841 Independent - people living on their own means
J. 1841 Journeyman
M. 1841 Manufacturer
m. 1841 Maker - as in 'Shoe m.'
MS 1841 Male servant
Navy 1841 Members of HM naval forces, including marines,
of whatever rank
P. 1841 Pensioners in HM armed forces
Rail Lab. 1851 Railway labourer
Serv. 1861 Servant
Sh. 1841 Shopman


Stan
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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 January 10 08:44 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Stan thats really useful, well worth saving  ;D

Rosie
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