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Use of "& Co" on a death certificate

Postby phil_j » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:56 am

My ancestor's death certificate from 1914 appears to include "& Co" with both the place of death and the occupation. His place of death appears to be "Workhouse Hospital Horton & Co", and his occupation appears to be "of Hollings Road Manningham & Co Formerly a dyer's labourer".

At the time of the 1911 census he was staying with his son at 28 Westcroft Road Horton (the same as the details of the informant).

Please could someone explain the use of "& Co" (if indeed that is what it says) to both a hospital and an address associated with an occupation?
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Re: Use of "& Co" on a death certificate

Postby AntonyM » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:35 pm

UD = Urban District (in both cases)

The address in the occupation column is the usual address of the person, not the address they worked at.
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Re: Use of "& Co" on a death certificate

Postby Mick Loney » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:48 pm

Anthony,
Whilst you are probably correct, the d’s are nothing like the ‘d’ in Dyers Labourer! :D
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Re: Use of "& Co" on a death certificate

Postby ianbee » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:16 pm

I can't see any sign that Horton and Manningham were urban districts.
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Re: Use of "& Co" on a death certificate

Postby JaneyH » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:17 pm

I agree that the d’s don’t look like the one in Dyer’s Labourer, but I’m wondering if it actually says ‘BD’, being an abbreviation for Bradford. (Both Horton and Manningham are areas of Bradford.) These days, BD is the postcode for the area.


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Re: Use of "& Co" on a death certificate

Postby ianbee » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:30 pm

Definitey UD
Never doubted it for a second. Antony knows what he is talking about.
Another example from Thomas Bilsborough, Registrar of Births and Deaths, is attached (hope the owner won't mind!)
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Re: Use of "& Co" on a death certificate

Postby phil_j » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:59 pm

Thank you to everyone who replied. My query has been answered. Phil
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