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Help with strange surname/writting please

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SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 Sep 2007 22:33

Daniel,


again a common misunderstanding on the censuses seems to be,

census taker asks "where are you from?"

Person answers with where they last came from, not birthplace!!


Sylvia

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 Sep 2007 22:33

it was all done just to confound us!!!

Daniel

Daniel Report 4 Sep 2007 22:33

I'm thinking that there was a lot of anti-irish in those times so he may have lied about being Irish in the later census I have

Daniel

Daniel Report 4 Sep 2007 22:35

I'm going to ring my grandfather, he's Irish, he will love the fact that his wife had some irish in her

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 Sep 2007 22:35

daniel,


re the link,


I typed it into my browser ............... i209 wouldn't work.


209.photobucket etc got me to the right site, but wouldn't let me see anything!


Sylvia

Joan

Joan Report 4 Sep 2007 22:36

I've lost the plot. I am convinced that Sylvia has it. so I will sit back and watch. I can't even find the 1871 census.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 Sep 2007 22:36

ozibird ....................


.....................aw!

I thought I was doing so well!!

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 Sep 2007 22:38

yep,

everyhting seems to fit, except James occupation.



Mind you, I did someone this mroning who went from

Master Cordwainer
to
Ag Lab
to
Colliery Banksman

on 3 successive censuses.


So not unknown to change occupations.


Sylvia

Joan

Joan Report 4 Sep 2007 22:38

I think the Irish element has come ad a ditto from the entry above James on the 1851.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 Sep 2007 22:44

so was that laziness on the part of the census taker, lack of knowledge on the part of the person giving the information, or accurate?????

Ozibird

Ozibird Report 4 Sep 2007 22:46

Is it Rhoda or Jane's birth cert you have?

Daniel

Daniel Report 4 Sep 2007 22:46

yeah, actually don't think he's Irish, the guy doind the census is lazy with all the initials

Ozibird

Ozibird Report 4 Sep 2007 22:47

Or was that what he was given?

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 Sep 2007 22:47

Lovely,

I've never seen this exact phrasing before!


On the 1861 Wales Census James is described as


Teacher of the 1st Rudiments of Learning




and Rhoda is Assistant do

Daniel

Daniel Report 4 Sep 2007 22:50

yeah , what exactly does the 1st rudiments mean? I should now with a bit of luck find the birth cert of one of the other children to get the mothers maiden name

oz i have Rhoda's birth cert currently.

Joan

Joan Report 4 Sep 2007 22:51

I would be tempted to go for the birth cert of James Nathaniel born 1842 in Plymouth.
Good luck I am off to bed now, Joan

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 4 Sep 2007 22:53

I would guess the ABCs




or what we might call kindergarten or maybe the first couple of years of school.




which could mean that he wasn't actually fully educated (ie, university trained to teach latin, science or whatever).


so he could have had a change of occupation when they moved to Wales.


After all, who would know him in Llantwit Fardre??????



sylvia

Ozibird

Ozibird Report 4 Sep 2007 22:54

1st rudiments means the basics. He was an infant teacher.

Daniel

Daniel Report 4 Sep 2007 22:54

Found her brothers birth cert i think

Name: James Nathaniel Benton
Year of Registration: 1842
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Plymouth
County: Devon
Volume: 9
Page: 385 (click to see others on page)

Ozibird

Ozibird Report 4 Sep 2007 22:54

Jane's birth cert is the key I think.

Ozi.