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« on: Saturday 05 September 20 11:15 BST (UK) »
Hi

Can anyone out there make out the occupation of Jonathon Samson on this recently acquired marriage certificate?  It is baffling us at the moment.

Your help would be much appreciate as it may and I use the word loosely then help us find thus erstwhile gentleman!

Claire

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Re: can anyone read......
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 September 20 11:26 BST (UK) »
I think it is Dealer (the D is not closed at the top).
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 September 20 11:26 BST (UK) »
Me too ! Dealer.
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Re: can anyone read......
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 September 20 11:27 BST (UK) »
What is the date of the marriage?

My first thoughts were possibly "Pleader" or "Bleacher", but I don't think it is either of those.

There are no other capital Ps or Bs to compare with ... and there are too few letters for Bleacher.

I therefore tend to concur with the others ... the two leading tall loops are quite possibly a single letter, so Dealer.

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 September 20 13:03 BST (UK) »
We had wondered about that but there aren't any capital D's anywhere on the cert for comparison. We were initially very hung up that it looked like the S's but realised that the scribe is consistent with the use of capitals and not joining the capital letters.
The date of the marriage is August 1903 and these are Jewish immigrants from what is now Belarus

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 September 20 14:12 BST (UK) »
I agree with "Dealer" - it also makes sense as an occupation.

If Jonathan lived in the UK did he appear on the 1901 or earlier censuses? His d/c should give his occupation.

Did the groom have any siblings whose marriage certificates you could purchase to compare father's occupation?

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 September 20 14:44 BST (UK) »
The father never came to the UK we know very little about him. The groom consistently claims that he is on his own on his naturalisation and Hebrew marriage certificate.

I think we'll settle for dealer as I don't think we'll get anything else.  Thank you all for taking the time to look if you have any other bursts of inspiration then post away! 

Claire ???

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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 05 September 20 14:47 BST (UK) »
Dealer is the only occupation that fits. I have seen open Ds like that.

If he married a Leah, I think I've found him on the 1901 and the 1911 but there's no sign of his father* or him before that.

Do you have any information about when he came to UK?


* add - I see that you say he didn't come to UK.
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