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Offline Jan_down_south

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Deciphering an occupation
« on: Sunday 21 January 18 02:54 GMT (UK) »
Would anyone be able to hazard a guess at what this man's occupation was?

He was aged 45 in the 1841 Census and living in a rural location.

There is one other the same on the page with a couple more just the initials F S

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Halifax -  Pratt, Lord, Blagbrough (Blakebrough), Naylor, Atkinson, Southwood, Cockroft, Hoyle, Dry, Denton, Barker and McDermott
Bradford/Clayton - Jagger
Bradford - Denton
Southowram - Pratt, Jagger
Hartshead/Clifton - Pratt
Sowerby - Siddall
Pershore Worcs - Clarke, Checketts
Lord, Ontario, Canada

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Re: Deciphering an occupation
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 January 18 04:03 GMT (UK) »


Milliner - a person who makes or sells (usually) women's hats.

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Re: Deciphering an occupation
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 January 18 07:44 GMT (UK) »
It would help if you gave us the census reference so we can see the other pages.  FS that you mention would be Female servant,  That looks like Cl orCh :-\

CL would probably be Clerk
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Re: Deciphering an occupation
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 21 January 18 08:29 GMT (UK) »
http://www.genealogyintime.com/dictionaries/list-of-occupation-abbreviations-page-a.html

Link for occupation abbreviations.

The occupation for the 45 year old looks like "cl" with a heavier dash downward stroke through it.  Agree with "clerk".