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Offline Edward Scott

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1939 register mistranscription
« on: Tuesday 28 November 17 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Whilst hunting for ancient relatives, I came across a lodger whose occupation is shown as "Carnally Embroidery Machinist.

I am still smiling

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Edward

PS it should have been transcribed as formerly 
Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: 1939 register mistranscription
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 20:38 GMT (UK) »
Teehee!

However, I'm pretty sure you'll find it should be "Cornely embroidery machinist". That's a specific type of embroidery machine which uses a barbed needle to draw a single thread up through the fabric forming a chain stitch. The machinist winds a handle whilst keeping the clutch engaged in order to steer the fabric in all directions. They are still in use. Google both the machine, and the textile artist Alice Kettle (I'm nowhere near as gifted as she is). Great fun to use, but rather like patting your head and rubbing your belly all at once.
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Offline Edward Scott

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Re: 1939 register mistranscription
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 09:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks you are right, it is Cornelly

Just watched a couple of videos, serious coordination required

Edward
Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: 1939 register mistranscription
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 12:22 GMT (UK) »
First read that as 'Comely' which fitted in nicely with the first attempt
Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
Surrey: REEVE

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Re: 1939 register mistranscription
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 30 November 17 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Thanks you are right, it is Cornelly

Just watched a couple of videos, serious coordination required

Edward
We're quick to judge mistranscriptions on the various platforms we all use. This little conversation should give us pause.  :)

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Re: 1939 register mistranscription
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 30 November 17 16:55 GMT (UK) »
I was not criticising the error, just enjoying it.

Many volunteers do a really good job and occasionally create some entertainment.

In addition I know now what a Cornely embroidery machine does

Edward
Scott - Lincolnshire
Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk