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From: "Gale Gronow" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Trouble reading 1861 census
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 11:31:41 +1000
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No. There doesn't seem to be a G involved.

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I have not seen the original, but could it be glassmaker?


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> 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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