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Help reading this census detail please - COMPLETED
« on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:04 GMT (UK) »
Hello everybody.
I welcome your decipherings on this extract from a census.
It's in the 'Rank, Profession or Occupation' column from an 1861 census.
The lady in question has herself down as head of household, and married, but her husband is not at the address, so maybe this explains his whereabouts.... if only I could read it!!

Many thanks in advance.
Sarah

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:10 GMT (UK) »
Sarah,

Welcome to Rootschat  :)

Sometimes it is easier if one can see the entry in the context of the whole page - please could you give the full reference so that we can do this?

Jennifer
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat Sarah  :)

I'm hoping the rest of the page will help because what I see doesn't seem to make sense ...  :P

** wife or widow. Husband Sailor ***
 "My dear, I think the English pronounce it 'appiness"  

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:15 GMT (UK) »
Sometimes it is easier if one can see the entry in the context of the whole page - please could you give the full reference so that we can do this?

I found it - for anyone else looking its RG 9/ 1705/ Folio 41/ Page 29
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:19 GMT (UK) »
I'm hoping the rest of the page will help

It doesn't  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:25 GMT (UK) »
Sigh - I agree  :P

I'm wondering if the first scribble could be 'Fy' for formerly
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:26 GMT (UK) »
There is an X next to the M in the marital staus column.

Could it be

"Pr. Wife's Widow. Husband Sailor/ Un......"

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ESS: Howe French Cant Annis Noakes Turner Marshall Makerow Duck Spurden Harmony
SCT: Howe Shaw Raitt Milne Forsyth Birnie Crichton Duncan McBeath Daniel Hay Robertson Jaffrey Smith McDonald Alexander Craighead
NRY: Bushby Smith Bland Iley Cunion Kendrew Thornbury Favell Lonsdale Crossland Rudd Pratt Gibson
WES; Dickenson Jackson Ewbank Waller
STS: White
SRY: Knight
DUR: Smith Littlefair
HAM: Williams Grose Lush Venson

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:28 GMT (UK) »
Could the last word (after sailor) be 'missing'?

That would explain why she might be wife or widow  ???  ???
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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 07 March 09 15:33 GMT (UK) »
I like Missing - sounds likely!  :D
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