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Help with writing on 1841 census
« on: Thursday 23 July 20 18:55 BST (UK) »
Hi
Can anyone decipher what is written on the entry for Jane Pinnington in that 1841 census. Something seems to have been crossed out and other words written. I thought it looked like pauper which would be surprising.  Does the last column also say that she is blind or a Baptist?
Any help would be appreciated.
Many thanks
Louise

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Re: Help with writing on 1841 census
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 July 20 19:03 BST (UK) »
It looks like:
 Ag. Lab Widow (pauper)
relief from township

And in the last column: Blind

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Re: Help with writing on 1841 census
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 July 20 19:07 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much bbart.
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Re: Help with writing on 1841 census
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 July 20 19:10 BST (UK) »
I agree with bbart- the marks would probably not be crossings out but on original are most probably in red and put on afterwards when checking the details

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Re: Help with writing on 1841 census
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 July 20 19:26 BST (UK) »
the marks would probably not be crossings out

I agree that most of the marks are tally-marks and not crossings-out. But relief from township is a true crossing-out, not because it was factually wrong but because it should not have been recorded in the Occupation column in the first place. Probably (Pauper) was added to replace it.