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I've seen different addresses credited where there was a domestic ( home) address and a business address. Could it be that?
Millipede's point about the census returns is very valid - one of OH's was listed with his parents, at their home, rather than with his wife and children ... must've been staying there overnight, that census.

The Common Room / Re: Soot dealer
« on: Yesterday at 15:16 »
Well, I can see that at least the coral and the cuttlefish would be abrasive ... if she tried them all for any length of time, I'm amazed the woman had any teeth left!

The Common Room / Re: What makes a head of household?
« on: Friday 14 June 19 17:18 BST (UK)  »
I'd assume the Head of the Household was ... whoever the household felt was in charge!
I've found:
Wife .... husband at sea
Son ... elderly father listed in household
Daughter (Unmarried)... younger children and elderly mother in household
Eldest brother ... of five, all farming (same?) land
Unmarried woman ... prop. of boarding house, all inmates male!
among many census transcriptions.

The Common Room / Re: St. John Ambulance Association emblems on necklace chain.
« on: Thursday 13 June 19 23:10 BST (UK)  »
Good Luck!

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Hello
« on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:37 BST (UK)  »
There are loads of William Hardy chaps popping up on even a basic hunt round ... and I'm assuming the 1822 is a year of birth. The advice given by Ruskie is sound. You'll get loads of help on here.

The Common Room / Re: Soot dealer
« on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:30 BST (UK)  »
I'd only heard of the use of soot as a fertiliser and possibly as a soil "improver" ( on the grounds that dug in it made it look darker and hence richer)

Northumberland / Re: North Tyneside On-line Marriage Index No Longer Available
« on: Tuesday 11 June 19 14:24 BST (UK)  »
Positive action by you, rather than meekly accepting what we are "given" (or that which is withheld?). A pity I've not any family from the area, or I'd make a point of pestering for them! Good luck with your efforts.

Norfolk / Re: Divorce in the 1860s
« on: Monday 10 June 19 16:46 BST (UK)  »
I must admit I'm a bit surprised that at that time the "guilty party" of a divorce could re-marry in a church. I'd a feeling that the "innocent" one might have been able to, but not the other.....

Lancashire / Re: Daniel Bolton at Knott Booth farm
« on: Saturday 08 June 19 15:41 BST (UK)  »
Often people seem to have combined aspects of farming with other work - I've found a silkweaver who was also a farmer, and an husbandman ( I think that may have been, from other facts, more animal care than arable) who also functioned as a quarry owner.
Perhaps the person just mentioned the main occupation, and the emphasis changed?

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