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Offline Princess Poppy

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Gavier's Porter
« on: Friday 30 July 21 19:45 BST (UK) »
On the 1861 census, my relative, Robert Brown, born 1823 at Thornage, Norfolk was listed as a Gavier's Porter.  He was living at the Rose And Crown, Crown Street, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex at the time.

Despite googling, I have never been able to ascertain what a Gavier is. 

In 1871 he is listed as a Painter and in 1881 he is listed as a Painter and House Agent.

On his marriage certificate in 1862, his occupation is hard to read, but it looks like Furman.

Anyone know what a Gavier is?

Kemp - Wells Next The Sea - Burnham Thorpe (Norfolk)
Ablitt - Needham Market (Suffolk)
Wilden - Needham Market (Suffolk)
Gulliford - Horsington and Blackford (Somerset)
Yarham - Wighton, Wells Next the Sea (Norfolk)

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Re: Gavier's Porter
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 July 21 20:35 BST (UK) »
Looks more like "grocers porter" to me
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Gavier's Porter
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 July 21 21:27 BST (UK) »
Well now you've pointed that out, it does look like Grocer's Porter and would explain why I couldn't find Gavier.  Thanks ShaunJ   ;D
Kemp - Wells Next The Sea - Burnham Thorpe (Norfolk)
Ablitt - Needham Market (Suffolk)
Wilden - Needham Market (Suffolk)
Gulliford - Horsington and Blackford (Somerset)
Yarham - Wighton, Wells Next the Sea (Norfolk)

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Re: Gavier's Porter
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 July 21 21:31 BST (UK) »
Your Rose and Crown info must come from somewhere else? It's not mentioned on the census.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk


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Re: Gavier's Porter
« Reply #4 on: Friday 30 July 21 21:36 BST (UK) »
Yes, the fuller address is on Find My Past 1861 census
Kemp - Wells Next The Sea - Burnham Thorpe (Norfolk)
Ablitt - Needham Market (Suffolk)
Wilden - Needham Market (Suffolk)
Gulliford - Horsington and Blackford (Somerset)
Yarham - Wighton, Wells Next the Sea (Norfolk)

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Re: Gavier's Porter
« Reply #5 on: Friday 30 July 21 22:27 BST (UK) »
You are relying on a transcription. NEVER trust a transcription. There is no mention of Rose and Crown on the original image.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Gavier's Porter
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 31 July 21 00:25 BST (UK) »
Maybe not. But the rest of the address looks legit.  Crown Street etc.
Kemp - Wells Next The Sea - Burnham Thorpe (Norfolk)
Ablitt - Needham Market (Suffolk)
Wilden - Needham Market (Suffolk)
Gulliford - Horsington and Blackford (Somerset)
Yarham - Wighton, Wells Next the Sea (Norfolk)