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Offline alex0clive

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OCCUPATION 1901 CENSUS
« on: Sunday 06 November 05 20:48 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help with the occupation of

NELLIE BARKER  age  15
SUSANNAH BARKER  AGE 25

Both living at Eagle Street, St Andrew Holborn above the bars within St George the Martyr.

Looks like it could start with  Black?

Any thoughts

Thanks

Dawn
Gillard, Horn, Powlesland, Cooper, Crocker - Okehampton Devon

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Re: OCCUPATION 1901 CENSUS
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 November 05 23:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi
not sure if this is much help but it looks to me like Black ???? lacker if you look just above the writing on the occupations there is a faint word on both which looks like ink, this would be consistant with brother William's occupation of printer.
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Re: OCCUPATION 1901 CENSUS
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 November 05 23:24 GMT (UK) »
Barbarai

Thanks for your help.  Hadn't thought that it might be something to do with printing coneected to brother and also father was a printer.

Govt. 1901 census has this down as Black bad packer?

Work that one out

Thanks

Dawn
Gillard, Horn, Powlesland, Cooper, Crocker - Okehampton Devon

West, Grove(s), Polsom - Monmouthshire


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Re: OCCUPATION 1901 CENSUS
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 November 05 23:25 GMT (UK) »
Could it be Blacklead Packer?  Not sure what that is, but isn't blacklead what they used to polish stoves with? Also I think blacklead was what the stuff in pencils was called.

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Re: OCCUPATION 1901 CENSUS
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 November 05 23:27 GMT (UK) »
Pru

Thanks for your input.   Yes Black lead was used to polish the old stoves

Dawn
Gillard, Horn, Powlesland, Cooper, Crocker - Okehampton Devon

West, Grove(s), Polsom - Monmouthshire