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1891 Census Occupation
« on: Saturday 12 July 14 22:35 BST (UK) »
Does anyone recognize this trade? Quite possibly to do with the GWR as in Swindon.
The man is Arthur Knee age 30 born in Melksham.
( Ref, Swindon District 34  page 45)
Thanks, Toby.

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Re: 1891 Census Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 July 14 22:46 BST (UK) »
The 2 words are Boiler Rivetter! ;D
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Re: 1891 Census Occupation
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 July 14 22:54 BST (UK) »
The 2 words are Boiler Rivetter! ;D

Couldn't be anything else when the clue is Great Western Railway and steam trains  ;D
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Re: 1891 Census Occupation
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 July 14 09:38 BST (UK) »
Definitely boiler rivetter employed at GWR works Swindon.   The main workshop is now a factory outlet centre for clothes etc
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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Re: 1891 Census Occupation
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 13 July 14 10:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks to all of you. So easy when you know. I really thought the third letter was a  'g'. T

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Re: 1891 Census Occupation
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 15 July 14 15:14 BST (UK) »
It's the long tail to the letter R that does it
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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Re: 1891 Census Occupation
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 15 July 14 15:52 BST (UK) »
The word "rivetter" is clearer is some of the other decades.

I have learnt to look at all the census forms for an individual before trying (too hard) to decode any particular one.

(I note that two Arthur Knees were born in the that place/year, but the other one's (consistently) a carpenter/woodworker.)

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Re: 1891 Census Occupation
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 07 December 14 12:40 GMT (UK) »
BTW there's a MJA Knee employed by God's Wonderful Railway ((GWR) at Swindon as an engine cleaner (2/2 an hour) on 21 March 1918. The railway's employment records are online with Ancestry.co.uk but the originals are at Kew.
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