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1861 Census - help with reading an occupation
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 05:41 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,

I've found a family of mine in the 1861 Census at RG9/304 folio 111 page 31. In particular I'm interested in the family of George Burgess. It's George, his wife Ann, their children and a boarder John Burgess who I think might be George's brother.

However, in the image scan on Ancestry, I can't read John's occupation. Is there anyone who can make out what it says? I believe they're mistranscribed as 'Burgers' on one site.

Any help very much appreciated.

Cheers,

Tn

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Re: 1861 Census - help with reading an occupation
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 October 20 07:30 BST (UK) »
"Paper stainer"?
On the '71 Census George is a "Paper Dealer employing two(?) men"" 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian - Price
Abergwynfi - Han(d)ford
Pontardawe - Lewis.

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Re: 1861 Census - help with reading an occupation
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 18 October 20 09:48 BST (UK) »
I agree - Paper Stainer. It's very faint and the site I checked on has him as Burgers also!!
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Re: 1861 Census - help with reading an occupation
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 October 20 09:59 BST (UK) »
Wonderful - thanks Hanes and Gadget   :D

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Re: 1861 Census - help with reading an occupation
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 October 20 10:09 BST (UK) »
a boarder John Burgess who I think might be George's brother.

However, in the image scan on Ancestry, I can't read John's occupation. Is there anyone who can make out what it says? I believe they're mistranscribed as 'Burgers' on one site.


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All I can make out for him is possibly labourer in..........
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: 1861 Census - help with reading an occupation
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 October 20 10:55 BST (UK) »
Ah missed John.

I think it might be something like Independent Gentleman   ???  :-\

Add - or Salesman

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 October 20 11:12 BST (UK) »
Tried to improve it

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Re: 1861 Census - help with reading an occupation
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 October 20 11:38 BST (UK) »
I make it out as "independent gentleman" too


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