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Can you read this occupation?
« on: Thursday 05 July 18 17:15 BST (UK) »
I wonder if anyone can help with the occupation of John Marsh on this 1861 Census image? I think I can make out all the letters, but can't find anything to indicate what job is described. If you would like to see more of the page, the reference is RG9/3520 f79 p2 and the abode is Doncaster,

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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 July 18 17:20 BST (UK) »

Looks like 'Hanger' to me? Paper hanger?

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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 July 18 17:34 BST (UK) »
I see 'Hanger' too although strange there's no indication to 'Paper' or anything else for that matter  ::)

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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

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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 July 18 17:38 BST (UK) »
Does John have an occupation (which ties in) on later census', marriage, birth/marriage of children or death?

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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: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 July 18 17:55 BST (UK) »
I don't see that first letter as an H.

It looks very much like the S of Scholar of others on the same page.

But can't work out what it could say  ::)
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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:04 BST (UK) »
Carol,

Sorry but I haven't seen the original with others to comment.

OB or Carol?...

Is it possible to post more of the doc. for letter comparison please?

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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: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:04 BST (UK) »
I'm with Carol I see it starting with an S looks like the S in Son.

But can't seem to find an occupation that would make any sense. ::)

 
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:09 BST (UK) »
Looks like Sear ger --- but that doesn't make sense though. Could almost be 2 separate words with the little gap after the 'r'.
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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:12 BST (UK) »
Thanks 3SD,

May be 'Searger/Serger' (known as overlocking), to do with sewing material together?

I don't know when sewing machines were made although admit to being a trained Sewing Machinist to trade.

Annie

Crossed posts Pennines but looks as though we may be on the trail?  ;)
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

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"