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'AS Servant' 1881 Census - what does AS mean?
« on: Monday 15 February 21 17:53 GMT (UK) »
This is an entry for my GGM, Alice Phillips:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2W9-5R8Q
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Re: 'AS Servant' 1881 Census - what does AS mean?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 February 21 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Here's a snip from the original  :-\
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Re: 'AS Servant' 1881 Census - what does AS mean?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 February 21 19:26 GMT (UK) »
The Familysearch transcriber has capitalised and separated the letters but in the original it looks like the word "as".

I'm wondering whether that word was added to signify that Alice was being treated as an employee despite being a relative of the head of the family.


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Re: 'AS Servant' 1881 Census - what does AS mean?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 February 21 07:39 GMT (UK) »
I notice that Allice is a step-daughter on the original.  Her mother is listed as a Public Inn Keeper so it is highly likely that Allice served in the pub.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: 'AS Servant' 1881 Census - what does AS mean?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 February 21 09:47 GMT (UK) »
Maybe an attempt at shortening assistant
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  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: 'AS Servant' 1881 Census - what does AS mean?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 February 21 10:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi to all, and thanks for looking up the original together with your suggestions. I think you are right, my GGM's story is that she helped run the pub and looked after her siblings (their father had died age 36 in 1873, her mother had remarried). Kind wishes, Peter