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occupation on census - legibility
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 23:20 BST (UK) »
The 1841 census for Ann Alleack (Allcock) born about 1806 in Staffordshire, with her husband Wm and children. I am having trouble deciphering the writing for their trade/profession, so would love some help please.
Also the 1851 census for Thomas H Alcock born about 1826 in Shelton, Staffordshire, along with his parents William and Ann, and siblings. I can't read the occupation for Thomas.
Many thanks.

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Re: occupation on census - legibility
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 July 18 23:27 BST (UK) »
Ann is a pottery burnisher in 1841 I think:

http://www.thepotteries.org/jobs/Burnisher.htm
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: occupation on census - legibility
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 15 July 18 23:31 BST (UK) »
In 1851 Thomas is a potter - saucer maker (as is his father).

HO107/2005/361/43.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: occupation on census - legibility
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 15 July 18 23:40 BST (UK) »
1841
pottery presser
pottery burnisher

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Re: occupation on census - legibility
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 July 18 00:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks Ruskie and avm. That definitely fits, and I can read it now. :)

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 16 July 18 02:59 BST (UK) »
In three segments this site gives descriptions of most pottery jobs.

www.thepotteries.org/jobs/index.htm

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 16 July 18 10:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Barry - really interesting.  :)

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Re: occupation on census - legibility
« Reply #7 on: Monday 16 July 18 11:16 BST (UK) »
Despite being very grown up, and enjoying sophisticated humour, and having been to the Potteries and having been to a Pottery Museum I still think Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker is the funniest job title of all time.

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 16 July 18 13:34 BST (UK) »
Despite being very grown up, and enjoying sophisticated humour, and having been to the Potteries and having been to a Pottery Museum I still think Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker is the funniest job title of all time

But it does sound like a very tedious job, just knocking bottoms all day for just a few pennies, probably standing up unless the Saggar Maker said it was OK to sit.  And worse knowing you'd never earn enough to have a Sagger of your own (and no I don't know what one is).

And then one day the bottom went out of the market.
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