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census occupations - help!
« on: Tuesday 29 December 09 12:16 GMT (UK) »
One of my ancestors' occupation is given in the 1901 census as 'Brewery Horse Keeper', over which someone has written 'Groom'. I've noticed similar annotations elsewhere. Does anyone know what their function is?

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Re: census occupations - help!
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 December 09 12:20 GMT (UK) »
Just like today a Groom would care for the horses in the stables, Mucking out, feeding and generally looking after the horses well-being.   
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Re: census occupations - help!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 December 09 12:20 GMT (UK) »
The annotation has been written by the clerk in the census office extracting occupations. All occupations were listed  under standard headings and in this case Groom, who looks after horses is the accepted description of his occupation.

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 December 09 16:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Stan! So basically 'Groom' is a standardised description of the guy's job?

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 December 09 16:30 GMT (UK) »
Grooms, Coachmen (not domestic); cabmen were classified in Order VI Sub-order 2, on the other hand Grooms, Coachmen (domestic) were classified in Order IV Sub-order 2, there was no classification of Horse Keeper

See http://www.rootschat.com/links/07qq/ for the full list of occupation classifications in the 1901 census.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 30 December 09 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for clearing that up.