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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:15 BST (UK) »
How about this?
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« Reply #10 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:17 BST (UK) »
Looking at pages before and after brings up a lot of Railway linked jobs.

And one person is a Servant......but it's not that is it  8)
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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks Carol,

Does look to begin with 'S' & for now I go with my last post 'Searger/Serger' regarding sewing unless anything else pops up?

Maybe he sewed Mail Bags/Sacks?

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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 #12 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:36 BST (UK) »
Rosinish,

Yes - before I sent my post I googled 'Searger' - and the results came up as 'Serger' - to do with overlocking on/in the sewing or sewing machine industry.
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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:37 BST (UK) »

I also thought Searger, but couldn't find it listed on the list of old occupations that I have.
Paylet, Pallatt, Morris (Russia, UK) Burke, Hillery, Page, Rumsey, Stevens, Tyne/Thynne(UK)  Landman, van Rooyen, Tyne, Stevens, Rumsey, Visagie, Nell (South Africa)

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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 05 July 18 18:46 BST (UK) »
So far, with the help of 'Mr Go ogle', the serger/searger/overlocker came later than 1861 i.e. it's now debatable?

However, the source may have it wrong as a lot of 'true' info. over the yrs has been removed from the internet for whatever reason!

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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 #15 on: Thursday 05 July 18 19:12 BST (UK) »
A searce, with dialect variant searge or serge, was a kind of sieve, and there's also a verb meaning 'to sieve'. I believe there were corn merchants and maltings in Doncaster, so might it be something to do with that?

See Wright's Dialect Dictionary at https://archive.org/stream/cu31924088038421#page/n321/mode/2up
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Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 05 July 18 19:20 BST (UK) »

Interesting Arthurk may be worth considering.... ;)
Paylet, Pallatt, Morris (Russia, UK) Burke, Hillery, Page, Rumsey, Stevens, Tyne/Thynne(UK)  Landman, van Rooyen, Tyne, Stevens, Rumsey, Visagie, Nell (South Africa)

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Re: Can you read this occupation?
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 05 July 18 19:25 BST (UK) »
What was his occupation on subsequent census records, marriage etc please?
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