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Offline Berlin-Bob

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Help with occupation, please
« on: Friday 16 June 17 17:06 BST (UK) »
I am attaching an excerpt from a wedding record.
I would like to know what you think the occuption of the bride's father, Joseph Stevenson, is.

I had previously only seen a transcription of this, but I've now got the original record, and and I am not so certain anymore. Another researcher here has also expressed doubts.

I'm not being coy, but I'm not saying what the original transcription was, as I notice that it has influenced my own interpretation, so I would like to wait and see other opinions first.

Thanks,
Bob
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Re: Help with occupation, please
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 June 17 17:08 BST (UK) »

Sailor

Or tailor ???
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
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Re: Help with occupation, please
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 June 17 17:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Bob,
I think it is 'Tailor'.

Heywood  :)
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Re: Help with occupation, please
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 June 17 17:11 BST (UK) »
I also think he is a Tailor - Dean1
ANDERSON (Kings Lynn, Norfolk) BREWER (Somerset) BALDWIN (Catfield, Norfolk) CRONSHAW(Accrington, Lancs) DEAN (Accrington, Lancs) FOSTER, FORSTER (Astbury, Cheshire AND Canada AND U.S.A.) BRIGHT (London) ROWLAND (Essex and Hampshire) SEWARD (Petersfield, Hampshire) BAILEY/ BROWN (Biddulph, Staffordshire)

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Re: Help with occupation, please
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 June 17 17:17 BST (UK) »
Another vote for Tailor.

I don't think I've seen someone described as a Sailor - they were either Seamen or Mariners.
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Re: Help with occupation, please
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 June 17 17:22 BST (UK) »
Doesn't look look like the 'S' in 'Spinster' i.e. I would say 'Tailor'

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

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Re: Help with occupation, please
« Reply #6 on: Friday 16 June 17 17:25 BST (UK) »

I agree Annie - but thought the 's' in Stevenson was similar to that in the occupation
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
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Re: Help with occupation, please
« Reply #7 on: Friday 16 June 17 17:26 BST (UK) »
Doesn't look look like the 'S' in 'Spinster' i.e. I would say 'Tailor'

Actually....

It doesn't look like the 'T' in 'Thomas' either  :-\

Annie

Edit to add I still think Tailor
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: Help with occupation, please
« Reply #8 on: Friday 16 June 17 17:26 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

thanks for your views.
 
Unfortunately, that was also the original transcription, and the problem is, that he may have been a "Sinker" (well sinker), and that would tie in (wonderfully well !!) with other BMD info on possible family members :(

Bob
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