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Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« on: Thursday 02 November 17 21:01 GMT (UK) »
I have a female relative aged 29 on the 1901 census as a C.C Clerk, (home town Grimsby)
Would I be correct in assuming that this stands for County court clerk and if so could  she have worked at the Town Hall in Grimsby and if so would there be records held there regarding employment? Also can anyone clarify what the job description entailed and was it likely a woman would hold this position in 1901?
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Re: Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 November 17 21:15 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps more likely - County Council clerk.
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Re: Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 November 17 22:01 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps more likely - County Council clerk.



any reason why more likely than the county court?

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Re: Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« Reply #3 on: Friday 03 November 17 13:24 GMT (UK) »
The Clerk to Grimsby County Court in 1909 and 1919 was Alfred William PYE. (from directories)

The 1911 census however has Alfred John PYE as County Court Bailiff  :-\

EDIT: Who was your "female relative"?
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Re: Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« Reply #4 on: Friday 03 November 17 14:11 GMT (UK) »
The Clerk to Grimsby County Court in 1909 and 1919 was Alfred William PYE. (from directories)

The 1911 census however has Alfred John PYE as County Court Bailiff  :-\

EDIT: Who was your "female relative"?
She Was Ada Davis born 1881 Daughter to the port missionary James Davis Harbour of refuge. sorry it was meant to be 1901 (typing error) I have her brothers as CC Clerks as well in 1891

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Re: Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« Reply #5 on: Friday 03 November 17 16:05 GMT (UK) »
I have no proof that CC might stand for County Council but it would seem that she and her brothers were clerks very soon after leaving school (and they left the job afterwards) and I just don't think it likely that kids like that would be in court service - especially a girl!
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Re: Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 November 17 16:14 GMT (UK) »
In my experience, C.C. in the census normally stands for Commercial Clerk, suggesting someone employed in a business environment.

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Re: Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« Reply #7 on: Friday 03 November 17 16:27 GMT (UK) »
In any case, looking at the image, Id say that the occupation was originally entered as Clerk.

C.C. (in a different hand) is the classification for 'Commercial Clerk' used by the statistician who later categorised the occupations as with Preach. (written above) and Mus. Inst. and Paint (below).
RG13/3091 folio 164 page 39

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Re: Grimsby town hall county court clerk job
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 November 17 17:17 GMT (UK) »
In my experience, C.C. in the census normally stands for Commercial Clerk, suggesting someone employed in a business environment.

Yes, I think you're right. :)
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