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    Default Compulsory Officer?

    I was looking through a page of the 1901 census and noticed on a particular page on Lewis Williams aged 60 who appears to be described as a "superanuated police officer, compulsory officer & Est Agent".

    Any ideas what one was?

    He's no relation, -I'm just curious.

    RG13 / Piece number 5268 /Folio 82 /Page 22

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    Hi Megan,

    I don't know, but...............

    The only explanation I can think of is: as he's superannuated therefore drawing a police pension he had reached the age, or length of service when he had to take compulsory retirement.
    Alma

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    I believe that he had three "jobs"; a retired police officer, a Compulsory Officer, aka School Board Man, or Whipper In ( made sure that the pupils attended school) and Estate Agent.
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    "Compuslory Officer" was a truant officer - enforcing attendance at school.

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    Well he was a busy chap wasn't he?

    Thanks to everyone for expanding my knowledge.

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    Well done everyone. I knew there would be some members with factual knowledge as opposed to my best guess.
    Alma

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