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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #9 on: Monday 20 March 17 23:05 GMT (UK) »
I have come across the same abbrev in 1841 census M.L.  and F.L.  or it could be M.S. and F.S.    It does not relate to gender because I have a Mary Batty aged 60 who is M.L.

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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 01:04 GMT (UK) »
I have come across the same abbrev in 1841 census M.L.  and F.L.  or it could be M.S. and F.S.    It does not relate to gender because I have a Mary Batty aged 60 who is M.L.

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I think your Mary BATTY in 1841  was with a Joseph BATTY aged 65, and that the enumerator has recorded Joseph's occupation against Mary rather than against Joseph.    I think you will find that the enumerator wrote "M.S." and that is the abbreviation in 1841 UK census for Male Servant. 

I attach snip of part of one page from 1841, Salford to show Joseph without an occupation, and further down the page there's a Thomas as " M.S."

And further down the page (but not in the snip), in Thomas' household there's a lass named Sarah, clearly an S and not an L.

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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 06:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you ... that makes sense.

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Re: F. S. / M. S. as occupation in 1841 UK Census
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 12:38 GMT (UK) »

These were employed on the farm.... what a thought tho, youngsters down the coal mines  :o
Lynn

See for instance https://museum.wales/articles/2011-04-11/Children-in-Mines/ which has the quotation:
Susan Reece, also six years of age and a door keeper in the same colliery said: 'I have been below six or eight months and I don't like it much. I come here at six in the morning and leave at six at night. When my lamp goes out, or I am hungry, I run home. I haven't been hurt yet.'
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
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