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Decipher occupation
« on: Tuesday 18 June 19 09:10 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Attached are the occupations of my 3x g grandfather Alexander King, from the 1881 and 1851 census returns.

Is anyone able to make them out please?

Thank you
Waite, Marchant, Nash, Goddard, Pocock, Hiles, Switzer, Larondie, Harris, Radford, Monger, Harper, Harris, Sixsmith, Fitzgerald.

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Re: Decipher occupation
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 09:17 BST (UK) »
It looks like Assistant -do-.  The do is referring to the occupation of the person above and unless you show it, no one will be able to say what type of Assistant he was.


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Re: Decipher occupation
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 09:19 BST (UK) »
Second snip looks like Annuitant (pensioner)*.  I can't make the first one that though.

* receiver of money from an annuity to be exact.
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Re: Decipher occupation
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 09:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the reply Gadget. Here is a larger version of the 1851.

Annuitant definitely makes sense with later info...

1867 'gentleman' (from a birth cert)
1871 is 'from dividends'
1891 'Game Keeper (retired)'
1901 'Living on own means'
1911 'Private means'
Waite, Marchant, Nash, Goddard, Pocock, Hiles, Switzer, Larondie, Harris, Radford, Monger, Harper, Harris, Sixsmith, Fitzgerald.

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Re: Decipher occupation
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 09:53 BST (UK) »
So the head of household is a grocer & oilman, and several members of of the household are working in the business as assistant grocer & oilman.  I am guessing it will be the older sons, and then below the youngest child (“scholar”) perhaps some unrelated employees?
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: Decipher occupation
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 09:58 BST (UK) »
Perfect, thank you. I am not sure I have this line correct now, Grocer's Assistant to Gentleman seems a bit of a leap. Although I believe the family owned a large farm so maybe it all adds up somewhere?

While I am at it, can you make out the occupation here? It is his occupation from his son's marriage certificate.
Waite, Marchant, Nash, Goddard, Pocock, Hiles, Switzer, Larondie, Harris, Radford, Monger, Harper, Harris, Sixsmith, Fitzgerald.

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Re: Decipher occupation
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 10:00 BST (UK) »
It says Gentleman.
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Re: Decipher occupation
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 10:06 BST (UK) »
So at some point he may have come into enough money that he didn’t have to work for a living.  Had a parent died, and have you found a will if so?  What does the 1861 show?
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: Decipher occupation
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 18 June 19 10:08 BST (UK) »
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