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Offline StephenA6

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Penshioner
« on: Saturday 23 October 21 12:52 BST (UK) »
Hi all

Can anyone help with this

I have downloaded some marriage certificates from the 1800s for my County Down ancestors over the last few days. I noticed that on marriage certificates, occasionally the persons occupation is listed as Penshioner (yes its misspelt on the certificate).

Normally its the parents, but occasionally its the groom.

Does this mean the person has stopped working or did it mean something different in the 1800s ... I thought perhaps referring to someone who used to be in the military.

Any suggestions gratefully received

Diamond, Drumnavaddy and Banbridge (- 1890)

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Re: Penshioner
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 October 21 12:59 BST (UK) »
It doesn't mean that they have stopped working, just that they are receiving a pension, for example, most commonly for service in the army or the RIC.


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Re: Penshioner
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 October 21 13:24 BST (UK) »
There was no state pension in those days, so check for army/navy/police service records.
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