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Offline warpo

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What was wrong with this person
« on: Wednesday 07 March 18 09:58 GMT (UK) »
Could anyone please help me decipher what was noted being wrong with this person.
Hides; Wilmore; Whitney; Laughton; Lambley; Bampton; Cox; Kirk; Major; Heathorn; Bailiss

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 09:59 GMT (UK) »
Lunatic unfortunately.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 10:09 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your reply, is it possible to be considered a lunatic and still working?

Maybe I should give you the full line of the census.

He lived for a further 30 years and the 1881 and 1891 never noted any issues, just this census in 1871.

He also worked as a farmer and shepherd until his death, so I would assume it'd be difficult if he was lunatic.

He Lived at Banks Lane here. The "L" on Lane is very different if the word i'm looking for starts with an L.

Hides; Wilmore; Whitney; Laughton; Lambley; Bampton; Cox; Kirk; Major; Heathorn; Bailiss

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 10:38 GMT (UK) »
As a farm labourer I would think it quite possible, lunacy covered a variety of levels, including what today would be described as having learning difficulties.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 10:41 GMT (UK) »
Ahh I see, that would explain it then. Thank you very much.
Hides; Wilmore; Whitney; Laughton; Lambley; Bampton; Cox; Kirk; Major; Heathorn; Bailiss

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 11:26 GMT (UK) »
Yes, and many people who had learning difficulties would today be trained and could do a variety of jobs.
Sadly that was not done until quite recently.
There is a café at an old hall in Greater Manchester,  run by the local council,where many of the staff have learning difficulties.On our visits we were served politely,it was very clean and the staff were friendy.They were very conscientious in that dirty pots were promptly removed,tables cleaned and we were thanked for our visit.
Vandals set fire to the café and it is hoped is open again.
Also they were obviously happy. That is everyone`s birth right.
Poor man ,he would not be expected to be able to do very much. Let`s hope he was kindly treated.
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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 11:38 GMT (UK) »
Was a shock to be told Lunacy. Id have thought working all his life, married with loads of kids, lunacy was the last thing on my mind.

I did noyice there was a tick next to number 3 - imbecile or idiot.
Hides; Wilmore; Whitney; Laughton; Lambley; Bampton; Cox; Kirk; Major; Heathorn; Bailiss

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 12:08 GMT (UK) »
Alternatively , is it perhaps the word Lincoln ? The birthplace isn't written very clearly and the word could be an attempt at clarification , although that would be quite unusual.
Pullinger Hillier Moxham Butterfield Button Browne Wallis Floyd Blyvers Cordery Cuttress Greve Fagg Belsey Lancaster Markwick

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 12:21 GMT (UK) »
One comment for an ancestor of mine, under the same column in the 1891 census, states a 9 year girl as "petulant". 
Davies - Brazil
Pooley - London
Preston- Lincoln
Martyn - Lincoln
Cannon - Lincoln
Griffin - Dorset
Poore - Dorset
Dickinson - Dorset