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Placename - Isle of Skye - handwriting decipher needed
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 07:13 GMT (UK) »
Could someone please help me decipher the place name mentioned as place of birth on the Isle of Skye on this 1851 Scottish census please.

Also in 1851 what occupation would a "Steamer" be, as mentioned on the census form?

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Re: Placename - Isle of Skye - handwriting decipher needed
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 07:22 GMT (UK) »
I see Argyleshire.  (although I always thought Skye was Invernesshire, perhaps it wasn't always??)

Steamer - looking at the occupations of the others, I suspect it is something to do with Steaming Fabric.  Treating it to make it smooth on the bolt? 
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Re: Placename - Isle of Skye - handwriting decipher needed
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 07:51 GMT (UK) »
I see Argyleshire also.
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Placename - Isle of Skye - handwriting decipher needed
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Another Argyleshire here  :)

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Re: Placename - Isle of Skye - handwriting decipher needed
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 15:26 GMT (UK) »
Inverness-shire along with Harris. Calico printing so steamer fits?

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Re: Placename - Isle of Skye - handwriting decipher needed
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 15:51 GMT (UK) »
was Skye in Argyllshire at the time, 1851?

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Re: Placename - Isle of Skye - handwriting decipher needed
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 15:56 GMT (UK) »
was Skye in Argyllshire at the time, 1851?

No.

As Skoosh has said, it was in Invernessshire.
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