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1861 census Melbourne lookup- complete
« on: Sunday 17 April 11 21:09 BST (UK) »
Can someone clarify the age of Emily Langridge in the 1861 census entry. Any idea what at nurse means?
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1861
RG9/2489 64 21
Melbourne, Derbyshire
Thomas Barefoot, head, 57, Ag lab, b. Derbyshire Ticknall
Mary, wife, 53, b. do.
Selina, dau, 11, scholar, b. Melbourne
Emily Langridge, lodger, 1, at nurse, b. do.

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Re: 1861 census Melbourne lookup
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 April 11 21:36 BST (UK) »
Hello,

she is 1. I assume that 'at nurse' is similar to nurse child- rather like a foster child. Illegitimate children were often nurse children or perhaps if mother was widowed and had to work.

You may already know this but there is a likely candidate in Emily Dawson in 1871. Mother is Mary Ann and there is a possible marriage for George Dawson and Mary Ann Langridge in 1861.

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 April 11 21:53 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the clarification.