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Offline sue smith

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Can anyone read this???
« on: Monday 21 March 05 23:07 GMT (UK) »
Would be grateful for any ideas at all as to what Jane Armstrong's job is on the attached.

If it helps I think the first letter is probably an H going by other writing on the return but am stumped on the rest!  Possibly Handloom something??

The other members of the family either worked in the cotton mill, railway or iron works and the other households on the return are a mixed bunch with nothing that looks similar.  On the 1881 Jane is listed as a dressmaker.

This family are just full of problems, dissapearing menfolk, disappearing altogether and now this!

Thanks in advance

Sue
Archer, Walker, Armstrong, King, Watson, Hoodless, Milward, Gate.

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Re: Can anyone read this???
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 March 05 23:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

What census is it from?  Do you have the ref?  The second word could be 'Duty'...

Regards, Emma ;)
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 March 05 23:26 GMT (UK) »
Could it be Housemaid daily?  Although I agree the second word does look like duty.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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« Reply #3 on: Monday 21 March 05 23:33 GMT (UK) »
A ha! 'Household Duty'? Glamming up the housewife role I wonder?

Regards, Emma ;)
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 22 March 05 21:22 GMT (UK) »
It's the 1871 Carlisle Census - RG10 / 5218 Folio 123 p 31 entry 196.

Household duty could be the right answer - my family were always good at making something sound more than it was......!
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Re: Can anyone read this???
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 March 05 21:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sue,

It looks like Demonstrator Duty to me.
Maybe she was a demonstrator at the cotton mill.

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Martock,Pilton,Doulting & Frome:MASTERS,
Pilton: PORCH,BOULTON,  Frome; HACKETT,
Combe Hay, HINTON,WEEKS,
Perthshire: CRICHTON,TAYLOR,MOON,IRONS,KIDD
Durham: FENWICK,PUNSHON,EDDY,{HENRY aka LAVERICK}
NBL: BUCHANAN, HODGSON, HALL
LIN: MASKEY,BIRD,FISHER,HARLEY,
CAM: CROSS,FOREMAN,FREEMAN,ONG,
FEAST,MOXON
GLS; HILL,COX,NEWELL
Sussex: CHAPMAN,NEVE,DOWNER
Surrey: NEWELL,WEBB,
HRTS; BEECROFT, ELLINGHAM,

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Re: Can anyone read this???
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 April 05 15:46 BST (UK) »
Household duty ??

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 April 05 16:05 BST (UK) »
Hi

Yes, it's household duty and that's why it's been crossed out ie. she didn't go out to work as she was a housewife.

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Re: Can anyone read this???
« Reply #8 on: Monday 18 April 05 12:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much everyone - would never have got this on my own.

Kind Regards

Sue
Archer, Walker, Armstrong, King, Watson, Hoodless, Milward, Gate.

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