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Offline CelticMom

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What is the occupation?
« on: Sunday 23 December 18 14:57 GMT (UK) »
I originally thought it was bookseller, it looks like bookseller.

But the year later he is working on the docks. Could it be dock something instead?

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Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 December 18 15:11 GMT (UK) »
The first letter B is the same as the one in Bennett above. 
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Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 December 18 15:20 GMT (UK) »
The first letter B is the same as the one in Bennett above.

Yeah it definitely looks like bookseller doesnít it? A year later he is working on the docks as a miner . Very strange and it is all definitely the same person.
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Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 December 18 15:21 GMT (UK) »
I'd go with your original assumption = Bookseller.

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Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 23 December 18 15:29 GMT (UK) »
So when he marries in 1821 he is a bookseller, when his son is born in 1822 he is a miner, then when he daughter is born in 1823 he is a stationer (which relates to bookseller), odd to have a big change in a year, donít you think and then change back?

I suppose maybe he tried something else and didnít like it.
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Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 23 December 18 15:37 GMT (UK) »
When you need the money, you do whatever you have to  :-\
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Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 23 December 18 17:12 GMT (UK) »
Where did they marry/live? An easier transition from occupation to occupation in London rather than lets say Nottingham.

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Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 23 December 18 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Years ago I found something similar, but can't quote the exact information due to the computer crashing and original data lost.

My ancestor was a William Speight of Swinton, Wath Upon Dearne, West Yorkshire near the site of a then famous pottery. He was a miller in the baptism/marriage records of his daughter.  Then by chance I came across an FH site which showed "William Speight of Swinton" when single was living at an address some 30 miles away near Leeds where he worked for a year as a miner.

I think the "of Swinton" meant that the funds of the Swinton Parish would look after him if needs be. 
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Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 23 December 18 18:17 GMT (UK) »
By coincidence rather a possible relationship I have the Speight name in my distant line. Cumberland, Northumberland and Durham. Shows the name has a Northern connection.