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Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« on: Saturday 10 July 10 20:29 BST (UK) »
Hi, I've been trying to decipher my Great Grandfathers occupation on the 1901 English census with absolutely no success. It states that he was retired from the army but just can't make out his occupation or possibly name of company.
Is anyone able to end my despair & frustration? Many thanks in advance.
Foxall - Fenton, Staffs.
Gilchrist - St.John Canada - Paddington,London
Grubb - Thanet, Kent

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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 July 10 20:42 BST (UK) »
Could be Atlantic ?????/

Do other census's give any clues?
Wragg Sheffield/Rotherham
Noble  Sheffield/Derby
Kirk     Sheffield/Northumberland
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Ward  Deryshire
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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 July 10 21:33 BST (UK) »
Just can believe how awful the handwriting is on census but many thanks for the suggestion. I just wondered if he could have been a PORTER. He was a member of the Kings Bodyguard (Edward V11) & a Yeomen Of The Guard and spent the majority of his life in the army.
Foxall - Fenton, Staffs.
Gilchrist - St.John Canada - Paddington,London
Grubb - Thanet, Kent


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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 July 10 21:55 BST (UK) »
As Jacques says looks like Atlantic
and then Trans Co
Trans Atlantic Company??

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 July 10 22:03 BST (UK) »
His son (aged 16) worked at Leadenhall Market, London but no other clues on census.
Foxall - Fenton, Staffs.
Gilchrist - St.John Canada - Paddington,London
Grubb - Thanet, Kent

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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 July 10 22:39 BST (UK) »
I think it's Employed in Atlantic Trade Company or maybe Icelandic Trade Company.
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 July 10 23:19 BST (UK) »
I thought it might be Atlantic Press Co. until I enlarged the jpeg and I think the middle sqashed up word is "Services"

"Atlantic Services Co."

I've surfed to see if there's any history but I couldn't spot anything excepting travel plus I was surprised to see that there was already a telegraph cable laid under the Atlantic Ocean!

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 July 10 06:02 BST (UK) »
Could be Atlantic Trade Co which could be either name of company or possibly the type of company. As the son worked in Leadenhall market it it may be your g.grandfather worked in Leadenhall St which was the London centre of a lot of Shipping and Forwarding companies.

In which case the company may have been a subsidary of a larger company. I used to work for a S&F agent in Liverpool and one company I used to go to - Ellerman & Papyanni Lines - were also agents for Elders & Fyffes Lines, Africa Lines and Nigeria Lines.  The main office was a long room with the names and flags of each line. You went to the section you wished to book space on their ships.

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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 11 July 10 06:37 BST (UK) »
Given his ex military standing he may have been a commissionaire at the company HQ

James