Author Topic: Can't decipher the word after scholar?  (Read 452 times)

Offline polarbear

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Re: Can't decipher the word after scholar?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 05 July 19 16:06 BST (UK) »
Tracing Elizabeth Shepherd (lady below Rebecca) and her son backwards.....

It appears from the GRO index that MMN for young Robert is Massingham.

There is a marriage in 1841 for a Robert Shepherd and Elizabeth Massingham in Aylmerton. Robert is a Shoemaker.

It looks like Mar is crossed out on the census entry for Elizabeth and Wid or something similar written instead. I think her entry was originally meant to be Pauper Wd (of) Ag Laborer but the Ag Lab was crossed out and replaced by what looks like it could be a badly written Shoemaker, as suggested earlier.

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Edited to add: there is a death recorded for a Robert Shepherd in 1845 in the area they were living.



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Re: Can't decipher the word after scholar?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 05 July 19 17:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks all!

I can see that it is a dreadfully written "shoemaker" but that it must relate to the entry below.

Perhaps I'll register a complaint to make sure this census taker uses block capitals in future! ;D

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