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Offline Isabel H

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 23 February 14 10:45 GMT (UK) »
I think it was in the 1881 census for Aberdeen that I came across a man described as "Teacher Feeble brained".  I think the comment applied to the type of pupils he taught, but maybe not!
GRAY - Inveresk; Lanarkshire
LINDSAY - Lanarkshire
PURDIE - Lanarkshire; W. Lothian
POZZI - Elgin; Lancashire
MACKENZIE, MORISON, MACRAE - Lewis
ARCHIBALD, HAY, HUNTER, SNADDON - Clackmannanshire
COXON, HALL, JACKSON, SHOTTON - Northumberland

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #28 on: Monday 24 February 14 19:41 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the information KGarrad, it actually makes it much better. Now I know it was the official way to record people it seems less harsh and more acceptable. I can live with that.
Many thanks.
BRIGGS especially WILLIAM b. 1839 MY GREAT GRANDFATHER and MY BRICK WALL.

Richardson - Northumberland and Durham
Briggs - Durham and Sth Wales
Proud, Chapman - Durham
Hetherington - Cumberland/Northumberland and Durham
Eeles - Durham
Blair, Herd - Scotland
Murphy, McKenna, Connery - Ireland
also - Corps - Wear - Hutchinson & Fawell .

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #29 on: Monday 02 July 18 16:59 BST (UK) »
Enjoyed reading these ;D Here's another I came across, the 1881 Census of my 3x great-grandma who was living with her son, his wife and their kiddies. I wonder if the enumerator wrote from personal experience or if it was a family joke!


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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 03 July 18 15:16 BST (UK) »
LOLOLOL ... hmmm.. checks its not my name w that remark ;)
Smith, Tolley, Griffiths,
Monaghan, Richards, Clark, Clarke,
Brazier, Filben, Fibben,Filbin
Sherdon, Churden,Sheldon
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Bilston, Kent, London, Middlesex