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Please help interpret occupation
« on: Saturday 03 February 18 05:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi  Would anyone please be able to interpret what the occupation of the 22 year old is..starting Indie..or something? It has me beat but I am sure that the experts here may help me with this one. Thanks!  :) Deb
McKay (Kildare, Ireland), Aldred (Manchester), Smith, Cooper (Kent), Howlett, Bodill, Atkins (Northamptonshire), Smart (UK, Africa), Brown, Bryant, Dixon, Walton

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Re: Please help interpret occupation
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 February 18 05:21 GMT (UK) »
It looks like india rubber mixer to me. ??

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Re: Please help interpret occupation
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 February 18 05:38 GMT (UK) »
It looks like india rubber mixer to me. ??

I agree

This page has an occupation of "Mixer at India Rubber Works"
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Leyland/standrew/baptisms_1887-1890.html

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Re: Please help interpret occupation
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 February 18 08:43 GMT (UK) »
You don't say where this is, but this is from a Salford 1881 census.

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Re: Please help interpret occupation
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 February 18 08:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much, Lily, Matthew and Stan!!! I would never have worked that one out, especially as the first two words were running into each other. Do you think it plausible that this young man then went on to become a chemist? Thanks! Deb  :) :)
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 03 February 18 09:01 GMT (UK) »
It depends what you mean by "Chemist". He could just have progressed from "mixer" to working in the laboratory etc., of the firm he was working for. Where was it?

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 February 18 01:55 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Stan. They lived at Manchester, Lancashire. I have been trying to establish who was the father of my great great grandfather, Thomas Aldred born circa 1833. The silk weaver, Enoch Aldred (father) in this record was most likely an uncle, not the father. Thomas Aldred was a chemist/druggist then became a master chemist. While it was possible that he fitted into that family I believe he was actually the son of another man who was born around 1803 (brother to Enoch) who was also a chemist. Enoch Aldred is related as his name comes up in a dna test match. Thanks so much.  :) Deb
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