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Cornish Susie

Cornish Susie Report 3 Mar 2013 15:19

Would someone like to have a look at the occupation in the 1851 census for :- George Aslett, born 1803 in Hound, Hampshire and still living there.
I can't believe I'm reading it correctly, but if so - of what, and how on earth did he make a living out if it? In 1861 he is a pork butcher, so perhaps that's the answer!


brummiejan Report 3 Mar 2013 15:22

Well, it's still done on farms these days isn't it - must say I've never actually come across this as an occ. before though!
Bit of a conversation-stopper at parties.
Jan :-D


K Report 3 Mar 2013 15:35

I still have the equipment we used on our lambs but agree that I wouldn't have thought it was a full time occupation :-)

It is down as an old occupation also mentions gelder


KempinaPartyhat Report 3 Mar 2013 15:36

OMG ...well both involve chopping things up!! :-D