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Title: Occupation on 1851 census
Post by: Flemming on Monday 14 September 20 14:07 BST (UK)
Can Chatters help with the attached occupation in the 1851 census? It's for Henry Glanville age 23 years residing in Buckland Monachorum (with brother William). It looks like 'w...ter' but no idea other than that. Many thanks!
Title: Re: Occupation on 1851 census
Post by: nanny jan on Monday 14 September 20 14:16 BST (UK)
Transcribed on FindMyPast as  visitor.  :-\
Title: Re: Occupation on 1851 census
Post by: ShaunJ on Monday 14 September 20 14:22 BST (UK)
TheGenealogist transcribed it as "carter".
Title: Re: Occupation on 1851 census
Post by: Ruskie on Monday 14 September 20 14:32 BST (UK)
I think it is' Visitor'. There are a couple more on page 12, with 'Visitor' in the Occupation column.
Title: Re: Occupation on 1851 census
Post by: ShaunJ on Monday 14 September 20 14:34 BST (UK)
This one is on page 131 (folio 11) - Mary Curtis, a lodger from Tavistock
Title: Re: Occupation on 1851 census
Post by: rosie99 on Monday 14 September 20 14:35 BST (UK)
I also think it is Visitor comparing it to other entries by the same enumerator
Title: Re: Occupation on 1851 census
Post by: Flemming on Monday 14 September 20 14:37 BST (UK)
Thank you, everyone. 'Visitor' makes sense but how maddening not to have an occupation to vaildate him in later censuses.