Interesting names discovered during the process of indexing the British 1881 Census.
- The wife, mother, and daughter of James Christmas were all named Mary Christmas
- Frank Guest was listed as a visitor
- Harriet Goodhand was listed as a domestic servant
- The families of William Lovegrove, Henry Dearlove, and William Darling all lived on the same block in Oxfordshire
- A woman named Rose married Robert Garden
- Emma Boatwright married a seaman
- Mr. Thorn lived in Rose Cottage
- Robert Speed, a bus driver and post runner
- Robert Robb, a detective officer
- Phoebe Brain, a scholar
- One woman’s birthplace was listed as "in stage coach between Nottingham and Derby"
- John Pounder, a blacksmith
- William Scales, a piano maker
- Herman Hamberger, born in Greece
- Curious occupations: dirt refiner, hoveller, moleskin saver, piano puncher, sparable cutter, spittle maker, tingle maker, and whim driver
- Twin four-year-olds named Peter the Great and William the Conqueror
- Brothers named Seaman and Landsman
- The occupation of three daughters was entered as "They toil not, neither do they spin"
(Found in the Ensign magazine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, March 1996, p. 58.)Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2011-05-13 13:25:00
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