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Title: Occupation mill something?
Post by: Stanwix England on Thursday 03 September 20 00:29 BST (UK)
Hello, it's me. Again.

I can't make sense of what this occupation is. I think it says mill something for the man and mill something wife for the wife but beyond that I'm stuck.

Piece 3834, Folio 43, Page number 13

Robert Booth about 1850 in Harwood, Lancashire.

On the previous census he was described as mechanic and his wife was a cotton weaver.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Occupation mill something?
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 03 September 20 00:34 BST (UK)
What year was it?
Title: Re: Occupation mill something?
Post by: Stanwix England on Thursday 03 September 20 00:37 BST (UK)
Sorry. 1881 for the image I posted above.

The records mechanic and cotton weaver were 1871.
Title: Re: Occupation mill something?
Post by: Mckha489 on Thursday 03 September 20 01:18 BST (UK)
Millwright. (The Wright is a bit spaced)

millwrights wife
Title: Re: Occupation mill something?
Post by: Maiden Stone on Thursday 03 September 20 01:42 BST (UK)
I see it now. Millw r ig ht
I was trying to make millworker out of it.
I assume it meant Missus didn't have a job, not that she helped her husband with his.