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Offline J Buxton

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Odd Occupation
« on: Wednesday 08 May 19 12:03 BST (UK) »
While looking at 1901 Census records in Family-search, I came across this chap in Walthamstow.
William F Buxton (32) head of household, born in London, Occupation STICK MONSTER.
He was not who I was looking for but any clues as to how a stick monster makes a living?

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Re: Odd Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 12:05 BST (UK) »
Were you looking at the original image or just a rather amusing transcription?
Tarr, Tydeman, Liversidge, Bartlett, Young

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Re: Odd Occupation
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 12:07 BST (UK) »
Just the transcription.

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Re: Odd Occupation
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 12:08 BST (UK) »
He is actually a stick mounter.

RG13/1626/98/66.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Odd Occupation
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 12:35 BST (UK) »
I agree with avm - although both FindMyPast and FS have Stick Monster as the transcription and it is unclear.  1911 census entry for William clearly states Stick Mounter.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
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Re: Odd Occupation
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 12:48 BST (UK) »
Question remains - what is a stick mounter?  How does one mount sticks, and what on?
Tarr, Tydeman, Liversidge, Bartlett, Young

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Re: Odd Occupation
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 12:50 BST (UK) »
Question remains - what is a stick mounter?  How does one mount sticks, and what on?

A fashionable walking stick would have been mounted with a silver, or even gold, handle.

E.g.:

www.onlinegalleries.com/art-and-antiques/detail/antique-walking-stick-cane-8-ct-gold-pommel-late-19th-century/368926
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Odd Occupation
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 13:29 BST (UK) »
From a Dictionary of Occupational Terms
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Odd Occupation
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 13:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks all , that is most interesting, pity he's not in my tree, it would make a change from all the miners and ag labs