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Offline marie85

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 12:29 GMT (UK) »
Back in these days, women that were hormonal due to their monthly comings, or pregnancy, could be certified as lunatics if (I think it was 2 medics) agreed. Quite often, husbands used to have their wives certified as a lunatic in order to get them locked up out of the way. I'm not sure exactly when this stopped happening but there was a mother and child home in our local town until the 1950s I think just it was, with many of the women having been placed in there for this reason and had spent almost their entire lives in there.

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 12:32 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.

There seems to be a question mark after his birthplace. I think the word could indeed be Lincoln. It isn't in the same handwriting as the rest of the page, which indicates it's been written in later, and not by the enumerator. Possibly by someone extracting birthplaces for statistical purposes.
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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 12:33 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Christine 53 that the word is Lincoln.

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 13:26 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Christine 53 that the word is Lincoln.

So do I.

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 13:27 GMT (UK) »
There seems to be a question mark after his birthplace.

On second thoughts I don't think it's a question mark. I think the enumerator wrote Lincolnshr and I misinterpreted the superscript 'r' as a question mark.

However, I still agree  that the word in question is Lincoln, and it's an attempt at clarification of the county, which unfortunately has been written in the infirmities column.
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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the census page, I would suggest that the place would be Caenby (spelt Cainby in the census).

It's about 10 miles up the A15 from Burton, his wife's place of birth.

EDIT: He was at Caenby in 1841 census, aged 8.

In 1851, at Glentham, birthplace given as Normanby (adjacent to Caenby).
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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Yes I originally thought it said Lincoln, but with the tick alongside the number 3-imbecile or idiot, I wanted to clarify with rootschat.

The Census I read and how was transcribed was "Camby", but is indeed Caenby.

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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 17:54 GMT (UK) »
but with the tick alongside the number 3-imbecile or idiot,

Not quite sure what you mean by this? Apart from the word which we now know to be Lincoln there are no other entries in the 'Infirmities' column on this page  :-\
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Re: What was wrong with this person
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 18:14 GMT (UK) »
In the description of the columns, to the right of number three there is a distinct tick.
Hides; Wilmore; Whitney; Laughton; Lambley; Bampton; Cox; Kirk; Major; Heathorn; Bailiss