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Offline Stanwix England

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Humour on the census
« on: Friday 28 August 20 11:50 BST (UK) »
This made me laugh on the 1911 census. At first I thought the "head" was because they'd copied it rather literally from the instructions, but having seen the other comments I wonder if it was just sarcasm.  ;D
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 August 20 11:52 BST (UK) »
Brilliant, nice to see some humour like that  :D
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 August 20 12:15 BST (UK) »
I have seen someone comment about including the cat in the census


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« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 August 20 13:29 BST (UK) »
I can remember seeing - I think on a Find My Past email -- some comments they had found, or knew about on census records.

 On an Irish Census record a father had written in the Column headed 'Whether married, widowed, unmarried - etc' --- against his daughter's entry -- 'On the look out' !!

Also - an entry on the 1901 English census gives the female's relationship to the Head of the House as 'Concubine'. (There are other entries through the years which show this relationship for some females actually).
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 28 August 20 13:29 BST (UK) »
Sorry - it was 1871!!
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #5 on: Friday 28 August 20 14:25 BST (UK) »
Concubine is not necessarily a derogatory term at that time. According to the OED it means a woman who cohabits with a man without being his wife, as well as a kept mistress.

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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #6 on: Friday 28 August 20 14:39 BST (UK) »
There was an entry on the 1911 for the pet dog whose occupation was 'Ratter' & one on 1891 whose year old baby's occupation was 'mainly teething'  ;D ;D
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« Reply #7 on: Friday 28 August 20 14:41 BST (UK) »
Oh Josey -- those are brilliant!
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #8 on: Friday 28 August 20 16:30 BST (UK) »
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one on 1891 whose year old baby's occupation was 'mainly teething' 

Love that  ;D

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