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    Default Occupation what is it?

    What is a ships sloward ?

    thank you

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    Probably a Ship's steward

    Quite a bit about the occupation on google.

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    Like Mutley, I suspect it is "Ship's Steward". Or maybe "Ship's Stoker"?

    Can you give us the location you found that phrase so we can check?

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    Hi I found it on a 1911 census for John Henry davies. When I looked into the census which was hand written it does look like it could be steward. Unfortunately I cannot zoom into it to see it more clearly but I think you could be right it has been misinterpreted.

    thanks for your help. ruth

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    You are welcome.
    If you give us the 1911 reference or the birth date for John and where he was in 1911 so we might find him, I am sure the members will take a look for you to help confirm the occupation. Some of the hand writing of our ancestors was not always easy to read.

    I don't know much about military history but I have a feeling that stewards were often Merchant Navy men, do you know on which ship John served?

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    Please do remember to provide census references. I think you must be referring to
    The National Archives; RG 14/31974 schedule 67 (Wales)

    It says Ship's Steward...Merchant Service

    It's wise to treat the transcription as a finding aid only and to extract your information from the image, ie the original source.

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    Thanks very much for your help. I have had a number of replies and believe that item was recorded incorrectly and is in fact a ship steward. Thanks again for your assistance.

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    It was wrongly transcribed by Ancestry. FMP correctly show it as "Steward"

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