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I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 12:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi again,

I need your help again   :-\
I'm having trouble working out the top occupation (groom's father) on the attached Australian marriage entry from 1908. I can see that the bottom occupation (bride's father) was a mail carrier.

many thanks
Jenny


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Re: I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Trades  ??????   I thought messenger but the first letter isn't the same as the M in Mail. Looks as if it ends "sier"
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Re: I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Trades Hosier? It doesn't sound right but that's the closest I can get.
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Re: I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:25 GMT (UK) »
The only other word that I can think of besides Hosier is Mersier - mis-spelling of Mercier. But that would be a tautology - Trades merchant  :-\

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Re: I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:28 GMT (UK) »
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Re: I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Overseer.

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Re: I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Is there another word anywhere on the certificate that starts with the same letter? I'd guess it's probably an M or H.
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Re: I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:43 GMT (UK) »
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who could see "hosier" but that didn't make sense at all.

In the meantime, I've been looking at some of the marriages for his other children and  one of them is a lot clearer and does say trades overseer.

Well done Debra

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Re: I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:45 GMT (UK) »
His obituary:

Joining the New South Wales Artillery as a young man he spent seven years at the Garrison at North Head. In May, 1877, he joined the Prison Department and acted as Trades Overseer, and when the gaol was closed in that town he was transferred to a similar position at Bathurst. Another transfer in 1905 brought him to Parramatta, where he served 10 years at the local gaol prior to retiring.

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