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Offline josey

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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #18 on: Monday 31 August 20 15:46 BST (UK) »
Mr Josey may be prickly sometimes but I'd hesitate to call him that   ;D ;D
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IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 05 September 20 00:30 BST (UK) »
But what do you then call the male partner? [Other genders are available].

Paramour, as I suggested.  It is gender neutral.
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 05 September 20 04:49 BST (UK) »
I once saw a film of a census that was filmed with a squashed bug on it.


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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 05 September 20 08:48 BST (UK) »
Funnily enough earlier this week I was looking at the 1911 census entry for the magician, "The Great Lafayette". He gives his name as "The Great Lafayette" and under infirmities he has put "too good". He describes his dog, Beauty (given to him by Harry Houdini), as his daughter and her occupation as "independent means".

Tragically both The Great Lafayette and Beauty died the following month. Beauty apparently died of overeating and The Great Lafayette in a fire at the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh.

This is from Wikipedia:
"The body of Lafayette was apparently soon found and sent to Glasgow for cremation. Two days after the fire, however, workers clearing the understage area found another body identically dressed as Lafayette. It transpired that the body at the crematorium was that of the illusionist's body double"


There is a slight irony, is there not, in somebody dying in a fire ... and the body then being cremated!
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 05 September 20 10:12 BST (UK) »
Oh jbml --- you are right - I never thought of that!
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 05 September 20 11:15 BST (UK) »
Love this one from 1851.


Hope you can read it  ;D
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 05 September 20 14:26 BST (UK) »
I love the baby that is "nursed tenderly."  That is so sweet.  :)
Best wishes, Judy :-))


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« Reply #25 on: Saturday 05 September 20 15:06 BST (UK) »
So funny these entries...I like the 3 year old who..."Stays at home, plays with baby"  ;D
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 05 September 20 15:40 BST (UK) »
There didn't seem to be any argumentative siblings amongst that lot....very unusual.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be 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