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Re: Confirm this occupation please
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 30 September 20 15:23 BST (UK) »
What are your thoughts on Evan's occupation
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 30 September 20 15:45 BST (UK) »
I would say the word for Evan's occupation is the same word as for William above him.  And, I've just noticed everyone below Evan is female which would suggest a girl's school and, maybe, Evan is a teacher and his age of 15 is an error.

So, William Wright is 50 and head of the school and household.  His wife is 50 and their son, William, is a schoolteacher aged 25 with Evan Davies also a schoolteacher and then a list of female scholars?

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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 30 September 20 20:37 BST (UK) »
This is the 1841 census and ages of people over 15 are rounded down to a multiple of 5 usually. Therefore Evan may have been anywhere between 15 and 19 years of age. I think the occupations of William and Evan are "School Do" ie School Master.
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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 01 October 20 06:25 BST (UK) »
The 'rounding' would explain the very neatness of William and Martha both being exactly 50 and their son being a neat 25.

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 01 October 20 09:25 BST (UK) »
Here is an Evan Davies, who is a school master, in 1851:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGNN-463

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Atkinson; Badier; Cameron; Grant; Howie; Jardine; Jenkins; Kerr; Lawardorn; Lee; Linton; Lonie; McConnell; Morgan; Morrison; Murphy; O'Leary; Paton; Pratt; Robb; Williams

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 01 October 20 11:17 BST (UK) »
Very helpful - thank you.