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Peterpoos
23-08-2009, 10:35 PM
Can someone help me please to identify the occupation of Thomas Ford.
http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww149/peterpoos/HarryJohnBrayneMarriageCert.jpg

Thanking you in advance

Peter

MarkJ
23-08-2009, 10:41 PM
Looks like Carman to me.

If you stick carman into the search box on the forum, the occupation is described in detail on several threads :)

Mark

Edit: Wrong one. That is the groom, not Thomas. Sorry!

Peterpoos
23-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Thank you Mark. The occupation I am interested in is the one in the end column underneath Tailor.

Thank You

Peter

Jan1954
23-08-2009, 10:47 PM
Hair Dresser?

MarkJ
23-08-2009, 10:48 PM
Hair something I agree Jan ;)

Mark

Jan1954
23-08-2009, 11:03 PM
Hair something I agree Jan ;)

MarkThe up-and-down stroke in the middle of the word with the letter next to it looks like fs - the way a double s used to be written.

So, working backwards, it looks like *resser. The - just below and to the left of the word Hair could possibly be because the person recording the occupation ran out of room on that line. That would explain why the word *resser is not written with a capital letter.

Joe Duffy
23-08-2009, 11:24 PM
Have you tried looking at the 1871 census for him? His occupation might be listed there (assuming he had the same job) and hopefully clearer.

Jane Gee
23-08-2009, 11:49 PM
Hi
I agree with the hairdresser but what is the grooms surname?
Jane

Peterpoos
24-08-2009, 12:14 AM
Thank you everybody for your help. The groom's surname is Brayne ( my Great Grandfather ) I use the site Genes Reunited for my census search but I have found out from my other thread that it appears not to be very reliable. As a matter of interest,which site do you suggest to be very accurate with census records?
I am quite happy to accept Hairdresser as the answer to my query. Once again many thanks.

Peter

Mutley
24-08-2009, 12:54 AM
There are several threads on here regarding the merits of the different sites for searching census. This is one of them

http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47643&highlight=census+sites

AdeleE
24-08-2009, 1:07 AM
Thomas Foord is found at this reference on the 1871 census:

RG10; Piece: 657; Folio: 63; Page: 11

The occupation is Hair ........

I can't make out the second word.

Adele

JAP1
24-08-2009, 7:39 AM
Both the certificate and the 1871 census say Hairdresser.

With, as pointed out earlier in the thread, the first 's' of the double 'ss' being an old-fashioned 'long s' (NOT an 'f' though admittedly it does look something like one).

See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s

JAP
PS: In 1861, he is a Hairdresser & General Dealer
RG9/351/60/14