Author Topic: Occupation Robert Dunbar  (Read 272 times)

Offline mcadamsd

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 296
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Occupation Robert Dunbar
« on: Saturday 25 May 19 16:55 BST (UK) »
Looking to decipher the occupation of Robert Dunbar in the 1891 Canada Census for Brantford, Ontario.


Hope the image is large enough for easy viewing

We know at time of death he was listed as a bricklayer and had earlier been listed as a mason

Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp, Campbell, Pope, Barnard, Handcock, McAdams,Creath

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Skoosh

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,559
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Occupation Robert Dunbar
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 May 19 17:05 BST (UK) »
Hostler (Ostler)?

Skoosh.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online josey

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,273
  • Looking to the past - or the future?
    • View Profile
Re: Occupation Robert Dunbar
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 May 19 17:06 BST (UK) »
Hawker? Definitely begins with 'H' - see 'Hotel Keeper' above.

Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

Offline bbart

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 944
    • View Profile
Re: Occupation Robert Dunbar
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 May 19 17:24 BST (UK) »
In the directory for 1894, that hotel keeper, Douglas Campbell, was at Exchange Hotel.
In the same directory, Robert Dunbar was the stableman for Exchange Hotel.

I can see that the first few letters could be the start of "horse", but not sure what the ending could be. A poor abbreviation of something like horse keeper??

Edit:  Skoosh's Hostler with a letter stretched would fit.

Online *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 40,007
  • Hugs.............
    • View Profile
Re: Occupation Robert Dunbar
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 May 19 17:35 BST (UK) »


Hostler for me...........

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Online josey

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,273
  • Looking to the past - or the future?
    • View Profile
Re: Occupation Robert Dunbar
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 25 May 19 19:01 BST (UK) »
In the same directory, Robert Dunbar was the stableman for Exchange Hotel.
Then I agree, Hostler.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

Offline mcadamsd

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 296
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Occupation Robert Dunbar
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 May 19 13:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks to all for teasing out Hostler.

We know our Robert was listed as a bricklayer in 1901 census and was living with his sister Isabella in Wroxeter.  He was then in some sort of institution (House of Refuge) in 1911 and passed there in 1913.  Occupation at time of death was bricklayer.

We have not seen an earlier document that outlines his occupation so wonder how he was a Hostler in 1891.  Possibly fell on hard times and took this job.

More digging in the Brantford directory for years around 1891 may help.

Again, thanks all!
Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp, Campbell, Pope, Barnard, Handcock, McAdams,Creath