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« on: Saturday 26 January 19 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Rupert Snape born 1879 sailed from  Plymouth to Cape Town in 1896 on the Ionic. What was his occupation, there are many more  on the same page but I can`t make it out.
I though miner, but it just doesn`t fit with him, he came from a wealthy well educated family, and  was last seen in the 1891 census in a Private School.

He served in the South African - Second Boer War and  died in 1903. Lourenco Marques Mozambique.

If you can  help with any other info that would be great.
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Re: Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 January 19 17:19 GMT (UK) »
Well it certainly looks like miner to me too.

It is possible he was going to S.Africa to mine gold.

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 26 January 19 17:30 GMT (UK) »
I agree, looks like Miner.  Maybe he was intending to join the gold rush, thinking he could make himself a fortune.  He wouldn't have been the only one attracted by the thought of finding a fortune!

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Re: Occupation
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 26 January 19 17:36 GMT (UK) »
What threw me was the position of the dot, it's not where you'd expect it ti be  ???
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 26 January 19 17:42 GMT (UK) »
What threw me was the position of the dot, it's not where you'd expect it ti be  ???

It looks as if most of the is are to the right. I'm sure I position my dots like that when I'm writing quickly. 

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Re: Occupation
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 26 January 19 20:26 GMT (UK) »
It may have been a clerical error as his name is with 3 others who were miners.

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Re: Occupation
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 26 January 19 21:02 GMT (UK) »
Could it be minor,ie not yet 21.
Perhaps not yet started work,if at a private school that might fit,they could have been 18 and not yet started work,the age would be right for a private  School.
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 26 January 19 21:21 GMT (UK) »
I'd thought the same as Viktoria. However all the other men listed as miner/or were adults.
I also thought "minister" as in clergyman but Rupert was too young.

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 26 January 19 21:47 GMT (UK) »
Looking further down the page there is Drap er with the same break in the word and quite fancy e as Min er. Another Draper has it joined up.
I enlarged it.
What do you think?
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