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Cannot decipher 1861 Census

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Jasrajan

Jasrajan Report 1 Dec 2012 19:48

Thanks everyone for the information. Hope you all have a good, if rather chilly, weekend.

Janet

Jasrajan

Jasrajan Report 1 Dec 2012 19:47

Hi Margee - we found the same source. Thank you.

Dea

Dea Report 1 Dec 2012 19:46

OOOpps - Margee has corrected me already !!! :-)

Anyway - It was in existance at the time you were looking for it and your Mr Chester owned one !!!

Dea xxx

Jasrajan

Jasrajan Report 1 Dec 2012 19:46

Ah, I`ve got it. They certainly were about in 1861.

The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine (or simply thresher), was a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. It was invented (c.1784) for the separation of grain from stalks and husks. For thousands of years, grain was separated by hand with flails, and was very laborious and time consuming. Mechanization of this process took much of the drudgery out of farm labour.

Early threshing machines were hand-fed and horse-powered. They were small by today's standards and were about the size of an upright piano. Later machines were steam-powered, driven by a portable engine or traction engine.

Dea

Dea Report 1 Dec 2012 19:44

Hi Janet,

I believe the Threshing machine was invented around 1834?? - I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong!!

Dea Xxx

Margee

Margee Report 1 Dec 2012 19:43

The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine (or simply thresher), was a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. It was invented (c.1784) for the separation of grain from stalks and husks. For thousands of years, grain was separated by hand with flails, and was very laborious and time consuming. Mechanization of this process took much of the drudgery out of farm labour.

Marcus

Marcus Report 1 Dec 2012 19:43

It says he was a 'Thrashing machine operative'

Marcus

Jasrajan

Jasrajan Report 1 Dec 2012 19:41

Hi Dea we meet again! Janet

Thanks George. Were there threshing machines in those days? The occupation has been left out of the transcription on FMP as they were not sure either.

It is certainly not "operative" too many letters.

Londonbelle

Londonbelle Report 1 Dec 2012 19:38

I was thinking possibly Thrashing Machine Proprietor

Margee

Margee Report 1 Dec 2012 19:38

I think it's Threshing Machine Proprietor.
Actually it says Thrashing machine.

Dea

Dea Report 1 Dec 2012 19:35

Proprietor??? - Threshing machine

Dea Xxx

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 1 Dec 2012 19:34

Looks like Threshing Machine operative to me

George

Jasrajan

Jasrajan Report 1 Dec 2012 19:25

Can anyone help me with the occupation of the following person in 1861?

Joseph Chester 1816 Loughborough

1861 Census
CHESTER, Joseph
LOUGHBOROUGH, Leicestershire
RG09 piece 2275 folio 45 page 19