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From: "Daniel Morgan" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Trouble reading 1861 census
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 17:44:45 -0400
Like others, I see "Late the Wife of A Lassmaker". Perhaps he had
only daughters? :-)
My first (serious) thought was lacemaker, but weren't lacemakers
typically women, just like dressmakers?
How about lastmaker? In the 1881, compare Thomas MORGAN, a "boot and
shoe lass maker" at Exeter (RG11/2149, fol. 111, p. 7, sched. 36)
I suspect his previous occupation as a mariner is a red herring. Ditto
the fact that in 1851 Mary Ann herself was a sprigmaker.
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