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COMPLETE What is this Occupation
« on: Tuesday 24 February 09 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Hello

Below is what is shown on the 1901 census for Elijah Girdlestone Living at 5 Leyton Road South Wimbledon. Can anyone decipher what it says? I initially thought it said Marry, now not so sure.


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Norfolk Girdlestone
Durham & North Yorkshire Stevens, Mordecai, Collingwood, Christopher, Taylor, Henderson, Grewcock, Charlton
Northumberland Small, Swanston, Gilchrist
London Genesis, Biggs
Wiltshire & Staffordshire Stevens, Burt, Taylor, Maskell, James, Green, Onions
Scotland Bertie, Henderson, Skene, Allison, Peacock

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Re: What is this Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 February 09 15:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I see it as Navvy

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Labourer on canals or railways, roads

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Re: What is this Occupation
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 February 09 15:26 GMT (UK) »
navvy

Chiefly British, A laborer, especially one employed in construction or excavation projects.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr


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Re: What is this Occupation
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 February 09 15:35 GMT (UK) »
Gadget/Erato

Thank you, I can now see it says Navvy.  He was a Ground Workman on his sons birth cert in 1896 so working on excavation projects sounds promising.

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Norfolk Girdlestone
Durham & North Yorkshire Stevens, Mordecai, Collingwood, Christopher, Taylor, Henderson, Grewcock, Charlton
Northumberland Small, Swanston, Gilchrist
London Genesis, Biggs
Wiltshire & Staffordshire Stevens, Burt, Taylor, Maskell, James, Green, Onions
Scotland Bertie, Henderson, Skene, Allison, Peacock

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Re: What is this Occupation
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 February 09 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Navvies were the elite of labourers, expected to each shift 20 tons a day of earth and rocks, and fed appropriately on huge quantities of meat and beer . . . probably well in excess of 5,000 calories a day!

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 24 February 09 16:31 GMT (UK) »
huge quantities of meat and beer sounds good to me, that'll be why his heart eventually gave in.
Norfolk Girdlestone
Durham & North Yorkshire Stevens, Mordecai, Collingwood, Christopher, Taylor, Henderson, Grewcock, Charlton
Northumberland Small, Swanston, Gilchrist
London Genesis, Biggs
Wiltshire & Staffordshire Stevens, Burt, Taylor, Maskell, James, Green, Onions
Scotland Bertie, Henderson, Skene, Allison, Peacock

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 March 09 14:27 GMT (UK) »
The bit that Mike has written - an example of that was shown recently on Time Team. If you go to the website you may find the reference.


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