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Offline Millmoor

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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 10:03 GMT (UK) »
This is the transcription for her on Familysearch. Not only have they managed to transcribe her relation as nephew but have her age wrong!

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7K8-MPF

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Dent (Haltwhistle and Sacriston), Bell and Jetson (Haltwhistle), Postle, Ward, Longstaff, Purvis, Manners, Parnaby and Hardy (Co. Durham), Kennedy and McRobert (Banffshire), Reid(Bathgate), Watson (Wemyss), Graham (Libberton), Sandilands (Carmichael), Munro (Dingwall)

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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 10:09 GMT (UK) »
Does it say ‘unknown’ written in a scruffy, hasty way ?
It would make sense re the relationship to the house holder if the person answering the question i.e. a child/young person didn’t know

I see Improver, though its not the best handwriting. Servant and apprentice were usually put in the relationship col as that was the 'relationship' to the head of the household (or more likely in this case the wife of the head, but back then the 'man of the house' took precedence) so I assume the 4 women were all employees in one capacity or another.

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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 11:22 GMT (UK) »
The instructions on the schedule for the column "Relation to Head of Family" are "State whether wife, son, daughter or other relative, visitor, boarder, etc. or servant" The  householder has apparently decided that Susan Woodward did not come under any of those and put improver, for some reason.

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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 12:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your replies I am now wiser.  Alot of the occupations in the past are a mystery

helina

Austin,Bistol
Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 08:18 GMT (UK) »
Improver, learning a trade without doing an apprenticeship.
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 08:24 GMT (UK) »
Thanks youngtug
Austin,Bistol
Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 10:06 GMT (UK) »
Improver, learning a trade without doing an apprenticeship.

Not necessarily, some trades an improver was someone at the next stage after having served their apprenticeship.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 14:34 GMT (UK) »
Which ones?
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

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Re: What does this mean?
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 14:54 GMT (UK) »
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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