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Occupation, 1871 census
« on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:04 BST (UK) »
This is William Tom, and his occupation is "Acoucher own practise" in 1871. Class: RG10; Piece: 600; Folio: 110; Page: 51; GSU roll: 818907.

At least that's what I think it says, but it makes no sense.

He dies in 1876, so I have no subsequent census to cross check

According to an Ancestry Tree ( ;D) in 1861 he was "Farmer of 100 Acres Employing 2 men, 1 boy".

When he married in 1867 he gave his occupation as "Gentleman" and his father ("John Tom") was "merchant".

So - what's an "Acoucher" (or what does it really say?)

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Re: Occupation, 1871 census
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:20 BST (UK) »
If spelled with two cs, accoucher, he was a male midwife.

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Re: Occupation, 1871 census
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:22 BST (UK) »
Maybe it's supposed to be accoucheur, a male physician skilled in obstetrics.

Bit weird, though, if he was (also) a famer..!   ::)

Edit: Ainslie beat me to it.  :)

Edit again: Just an idea: Accoucheur out practice (a physician who makes solely home visits)..?
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Re: Occupation, 1871 census
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:26 BST (UK) »
Is there an occupation on his death certificate?
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Re: Occupation, 1871 census
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:46 BST (UK) »
Is there an occupation on his death certificate?
I don't have his death certificate (only just started researching him).

I do have a probate - only 20 in 1876 (around 2000 today). He was living in a fancy address though.

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Re: Occupation, 1871 census
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:47 BST (UK) »
Might it be short for 'out of practice'? I've seen this sometimes for people who weren't actually working when the census was taken.
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Re: Occupation, 1871 census
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 15:49 BST (UK) »
If he was a farmer maybe he was a midwife to cows like a vet.
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Re: Occupation, 1871 census
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 16:00 BST (UK) »
Bingo!

British Newspaper Archive, Morning Post - Saturday 11 June 1870

My thanks for the tips!

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Re: Occupation, 1871 census
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 16:10 BST (UK) »
From the OED. Accoucheur  A person (originally only a man) who assists a woman in childbirth, esp. one who is trained professionally; a midwife

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