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Offline hllawson

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Deciphering Census Entry
« on: Wednesday 14 October 20 14:14 BST (UK) »
Hi All really struggling to read the occupation off the 1901 cenus for my great x2 grandpa William R lawson. On the entry for the family who are living on Grey's Inn Road in st Pancreas London.

Any help with deciphering would be appreciated I have put the ancestry link for the census page here
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/7814/images/LNDRG13_140_141-0550?pId=21391012

as well as the a photo fo the key info.

best wishes,
Hannah

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Re: Deciphering Census Entry
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 14:20 BST (UK) »
I would say 'Compositor Print' - from the days when print was made up of separate letters.
https://dot-job-descriptions.careerplanner.com/COMPOSITOR.cfm

ADDED' 1891 RG12; Piece: 124; Folio: 84; Page: 4 same occupation
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

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Re: Deciphering Census Entry
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 14:37 BST (UK) »
I agree with Josey - Compositor Print
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Re: Deciphering Census Entry
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 14:46 BST (UK) »
Me too- agreed Compositor Print.
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Re: Deciphering Census Entry
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 October 20 14:57 BST (UK) »
He is also a compositor in 1911 with his second wife Emily (WHITING).  Amy Elizabeth (WILSON) died in 1902.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW2G-Q5G

LAWSON, WILFRID  JOSEPH
Mother's maiden surname: WILSON     
GRO Reference: 1897  M Quarter in PANCRAS  Volume 01B  Page 47

Debra  :)