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Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« on: Sunday 20 December 20 14:32 GMT (UK) »
Boarder or Lodger.  What is the difference?  Class perhaps?

Is the difference described in the small print of the Census regulations?
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BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
O'HANLON
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 December 20 14:39 GMT (UK) »
The general consensus appears to be that a lodger pays only for accommodation, whereas a boarder pays for accommodation and meals.

https://wikidiff.com/lodger/boarder
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Re: Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 December 20 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
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Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 December 20 15:02 GMT (UK) »
BumbleB is right, but I wouldn’t take either description literally, people didn’t always understand the difference.

I have come access some census entries where, someone has been described as boarder or lodger in relation to the the head of household, but on further investigation has turned out to be a niece in one, and another relative in another.

It always pays to investigate further the apparently  unrelated people in a household.
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: Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 December 20 15:22 GMT (UK) »
Jebber,
Yes, a family member aged 4 described as a 'Visitor' [rather than Nephew] by his maternal Aunt. It sounds as if he was not very welcome to stay! Perhaps this was rooted in his illegitimacy, his unmarried mother having just moved in with a new partner, and the childless married Aunt probably disapproved.
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BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
O'HANLON
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 20 December 20 15:52 GMT (UK) »
Adult children are also referred to as lodgers sometimes.
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Re: Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 December 20 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Jebber,
Yes, a family member aged 4 described as a 'Visitor' [rather than Nephew] by his maternal Aunt. It sounds as if he was not very welcome to stay! Perhaps this was rooted in his illegitimacy, his unmarried mother having just moved in with a new partner, and the childless married Aunt probably disapproved.

Maybe he was just 'visiting', it was after all only a record of where was on one night in a year.  :)
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Re: Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 20 December 20 20:23 GMT (UK) »

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Maybe he was just 'visiting', it was after all only a record of where was on one night in a year.  :)
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Rosie,
Yes, that is indeed possible that he was 'just visiting'. 
In 1871 his half-brother, my grandfather, had just been born and it might have been handy to get a relation to look after the child!
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BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
O'HANLON
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: Boarder or Lodger. What is the difference? Class perhaps?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 21 December 20 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Rosie,
Yes, that is indeed possible that he was 'just visiting'. 
In 1871 his half-brother, my grandfather, had just been born and it might have been handy to get a relation to look after the child!

That seems the obvious explanation. (More likely than your previous supposition.) A visitor was there temporarily, s/he wasn't resident in the household. Whoever filled in the census form prioritised the temporary nature of the child's presence in the house. If they had written "nephew" instead, it might have seemed as if the child was living there.
A visitor didn't pay rent so wasn't a lodger.
 Bear in mind that most people weren't used to form-filling. The census form came with instructions.
There were several occasions in my childhood and youth when small relatives stayed with us while their mothers were in a maternity ward. However, if one of those visits coincided with census day, I'm sure my parents would have described the children as niece, grandson &c.
 
   
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