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1841 Census

Postby SDV » Tue May 21, 2019 7:48 pm

Can anyone read the following entry from the 1841 census. The reference is HO107 654 23 30 39.

There appear to be 5 people living at the address in King Street. I am not clear about some of the names - Ancestry and FMP seem to disagree.

I am particularly interested in the section on employment. Can anyone make out what factory Mary is working at?
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Re: 1841 Census

Postby Mick Loney » Tue May 21, 2019 10:18 pm

As far as I can make out, they are
Allice Robins, 25, Lacemaker
Sophia Bonifitt, 35, Ind(ependant means)
Esther Wills, 23, F.S. (Female servant)
William James Parrot,14w
Eliza Parrot,20,Ind
Mary Daniels, 20, Work at the caversham? factory

NB Findmypast image is slightly clearer
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Re: 1841 Census

Postby SDV » Wed May 22, 2019 1:14 pm

Thanks Mick.

It is always a surprise to see how the transcriptions vary from site to site.

The factory remains a mystery. I might try the local museum for some help with it.
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Re: 1841 Census

Postby Mick Loney » Wed May 22, 2019 4:06 pm

SDV wrote:Thanks Mick.

It is always a surprise to see how the transcriptions vary from site to.


Too true! One of my ancestors, Jemima Rothery, was once transcribed as Jennings Korbery :D
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Re: 1841 Census

Postby MoVidger » Wed May 22, 2019 5:24 pm

Is it the word "caoutchouc"?

"In 1837, Robert William Sievier founded the London Caoutchouc Company with an outlet at 36 King Street, Cheapside and factories in Upper Holloway and Tottenham where they produced elastic bands for driving machines, waterproof cloths, braces, rubber-insulated wire, and a whole host of other useful products".
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Re: 1841 Census

Postby Mick Loney » Wed May 22, 2019 6:03 pm

MoVidger wrote:Is it the word "caoutchouc"?


Well, I would never have thought of that in a month of Sundays, and didn’t realise it was an actual word, but that seems to be a good match to what is written!
Well done!

PS caoutchouc, according to google, is rubber in its natural state, before being vulcanised!
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Re: 1841 Census

Postby SDV » Wed May 22, 2019 8:38 pm

I was just about to post the same information, the excellent staff at Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham having supplied me with the information.

Sometimes half the battle is interpreting the handwriting, not to mention the non-standard spelling!
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