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Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« on: Wednesday 24 November 21 11:02 GMT (UK) »
What is Robert Blair's occupation?
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Re: Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 11:06 GMT (UK) »
Flax weaver  :-\
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Re: Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 11:13 GMT (UK) »
looks like Flax Weaver to me also  :)

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Re: Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 11:34 GMT (UK) »

Agree - looks like Flax Weaver  :D

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Re: Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all!  Any chance a flax weaver was a hatter.....?  That's what my Robert Blair is consistently shown as elsewhere.
Co Durham BROOKS / Northumberland BURNS / Fogo ALCORN, DODDS / Whitby LINTON, STONEHOUSE, GRAHAM / Stirlingshire BROWN, MCLACHLAN, JOHNSTONE / Blackford (Perthshire) DAVIDSON, MURRAY / St Andrews KIRK, HAY / Leith, Orkney GROUNDWATER, EUNSON / Edinburgh HUTTON, WRIGHT, BLAIR, CHISHOLM, GREGOR

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Re: Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 15:11 GMT (UK) »
Yes try Google  ;)

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Re: Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 15:36 GMT (UK) »
The Robert Blair you have located in 1841 is  in Inveresk in the 1851 census with his occupation still showing as weaver . He is recorded as age 52 and born in Duns, Berwickshire. This is also the place of birth for wife Jane and sons George, William and Henry.

There are OPRs for the 2 (presumed) daughters Jane and Alison showing  in the 1841 census, both born in Inveresk. Robert's occupation is again shown as weaver on those ( mother recorded as Jane Dickson).

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Dent (Haltwhistle and Sacriston), Bell and Jetson (Haltwhistle), Postle, Ward, Longstaff, Purvis, Manners, Parnaby and Hardy (Co. Durham), Kennedy and McRobert (Banffshire), Reid(Bathgate), Watson (Wemyss), Graham (Libberton), Sandilands (Carmichael), Munro (Dingwall)

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Re: Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 21:46 GMT (UK) »
He's my one if he's the father of Margaret who was married to George Groundwater in 1851 census (7 Henry Street, St Cuthert's, Midlothian). Margaret died 1894 Apr 26 in Glasgow.

Thanks all for your help and suggestions
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Re: Occupation - 1841 Scotland census Musselburgh
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 25 November 21 10:02 GMT (UK) »
Making linen cloth.

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