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Occupation, 1871 census, rural Norfolk?
« on: Wednesday 27 February 19 13:21 GMT (UK) »
With my modern agricultural hat on, I'd like to read the top (hi-lighted) occupation as "Agricultural Gang Master", and the lower ones (complete with "ditto" for the younger siblings) as "Gang Lab[ourer]"

But am I using too much modern language?

Class: RG10; Piece: 1839; Folio: 74; Page: 10; GSU roll: 838808

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Re: Occupation, 1871 census, rural Norfolk?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 13:29 GMT (UK) »
It looks like gun master to me  ;D ;D  bad eye day again methinks.

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Re: Occupation, 1871 census, rural Norfolk?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 13:43 GMT (UK) »
My first reaction is to go with Gang Master and Gang Labourer if this is their only appearance in the parish.

I agree that the writing looks more like "gun" than "gang" but that doesn't seem to make sense if the context is definitely agricultural.
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Re: Occupation, 1871 census, rural Norfolk?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 19:25 GMT (UK) »
If you look at 'Bricklayers Lab(oure)r', the 'a' in 'bricklayers' and in 'Labr" are pretty much the same as in 'Gan' in the line below . The writer is not very good at closing up his 'a's.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs