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Re: OCCUPATIONS in 17 & 1800's
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 06 May 12 00:37 BST (UK) »
Prue just saw your profile I have a grandad Harry as well lol x
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Re: OCCUPATIONS in 17 & 1800's
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 06 May 12 01:38 BST (UK) »
No worries Jane, of course our ancestors' occupations are very important to know about if you want to be more than a "name collector", it helps form a picture of their lives and maybe give you an idea of why they decided to do certain things, live in certain places etc.

I never knew my Grandad Harry, he died the year before I was born.  I hope you know/knew yours  :)

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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 06 May 12 12:47 BST (UK) »
on one census i foun the persons occupation down as princess
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Scotlandorkney flett bell, strickland laird traillcalqahoun.
Lanark/Argyll/Renfrew/Ayr:Smith, Steele,Kirkwood,Hamilton,May,orO'mayscott and anderso, craig , forbes taggart Kirkwood, milloy and steel apart ftom others which are numerous, graham mcilroy. stewart.brown battonisle of sku rothsay etc.
 searl rogers sutherland
Edinburgh/Aberdeen:portsea marsh,brownwhittcomb and others. to numerous to mentionweymouth frank.  Laidlaw,Brown,Dean//Charles/Hall/Slight/Johnston belgium loquet


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Re: OCCUPATIONS in 17 & 1800's
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 06 May 12 13:40 BST (UK) »
Marcie I would have love to have found someone who was a princess lol was it true? I have a daughther and before she left home would have put her down as a princess or rather acting like one and Prue yes I did know grandad Harry well took him his dinners all week til he died in 89 but I know what you mean my dads dad died when I was 2 so I never knew him and if it was not for my searching I wouldn't know anything about him Jane x
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 06 May 12 14:42 BST (UK) »
she was the daughter of john stewart, high steward for scot landand she was of royal house and blood.i just found it so funny that it was considered an occupation the same as an itinerant?
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Scotlandorkney flett bell, strickland laird traillcalqahoun.
Lanark/Argyll/Renfrew/Ayr:Smith, Steele,Kirkwood,Hamilton,May,orO'mayscott and anderso, craig , forbes taggart Kirkwood, milloy and steel apart ftom others which are numerous, graham mcilroy. stewart.brown battonisle of sku rothsay etc.
 searl rogers sutherland
Edinburgh/Aberdeen:portsea marsh,brownwhittcomb and others. to numerous to mentionweymouth frank.  Laidlaw,Brown,Dean//Charles/Hall/Slight/Johnston belgium loquet

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Re: OCCUPATIONS in 17 & 1800's
« Reply #14 on: Monday 07 May 12 13:17 BST (UK) »
That is prob one of the best occupations i have heard brilliamt lol Jane
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Re: OCCUPATIONS in 17 & 1800's
« Reply #15 on: Monday 07 May 12 19:01 BST (UK) »
Hello janeann

in old writing the letter c often resembled the letter r as in this one copied from a pdf to learn how to read old writing:

Hayden Cowan Weir Jowett Barclay Howard Gooch Joiner Rayner Ash Travers Coltman Samuel Falconer Lacey Croton Clarke Robinson Alden Burroughs
Ford Lusty Jones Wice Wise Scorey Rayner Harding Bacon Chambers and lots more
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Re: OCCUPATIONS in 17 & 1800's
« Reply #16 on: Monday 07 May 12 19:53 BST (UK) »
Don't want to seem gloomy but if you've got occupations it's often interesting to look at what they eventually died of- some ailments can be linked to the working conditions, I fear.

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Re: OCCUPATIONS in 17 & 1800's
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 08 May 12 09:52 BST (UK) »
My Gt grandfather was a "coal trimmer" He overlooked the loading of coal on to barges and ships and made sure that the load was evenly distributed in the hold.
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