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Occupation 1841 Scottish census [closed]

I have a man aged 65 in the Scottish 1841 census and his occupation is Mer, Ner or Her. I have looked online and cannot find the answer. He was a Carter Pauper in the 1851 census.
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Verifying a record of a death on board an emigrant ship?

My ancestor Johanna Foley Desmond immigrated from Ireland with her husband Timothy Desmond on board the Bark ARGYLE. The ship's registry just states "Died 20 May 1849" by her name on the ...
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Finding details of ancestor's trial at Chester Assizes in 1847

Are there any web-sites with English criminal records from 19th century available?
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Finding information on Emigration ships (UK to US) in 1841

My 3x great grandfather and his family of 5 emigrated to the US , arriving in New York on 16 July 1841 from Liverpool UK on board the Ship Splendid (or Splendid of New York). Archives image I would ...
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Prison offence - trespassing underwood fence

I have come across this prison offence for one of my ancestors: I have read the offence to be: Trespass, Damaging Underwood fence This offence was in 1844. I understand this offence to mean that ...
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Reading a word in an 1841 census image

I'm struggling to read part of an 1841 census record: The difficult element is at the far right of the line for Saml Brown Gamekeeper (in the column headed Where born in Scotland Ireland or Foreign ...
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Finding birth/baptism records for Prussian ancestor born around 1840?

My GreatGrandfather listed in his US census that he was born in Prussia around 1840. I believe that I traced him to Lubeck. How can I find birth/baptism records for Lubeck/Travemunde for about that ...
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What can I infer about John Wright from this 1841 census entry?

The 1841 census for England and Wales (Piece number 1208, Book number 8, Folio number 26, Page number 2) has a John Wright aged 11 at Coventry Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He is ...
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Seeking detailed passenger list for Solway sinking Falmouth-Corunna in 1843?

I found a website that gave full names of passengers lost at sea, including Childrens' names. I know that James John and Arabella Fitz-james were lost at sea on the sinking of the steam mail ship ...
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Seeking immigration record John Redonnett, born in France, who came to US ca 1840s?

John Redonnett appears to have come to the US circa the 1840s but can you suggest where I could look for more information? Two records indicate that he was born in France. He is in the 1850 US ...
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Finding Marriage of Elizabeth Smith Julian and Newton Bonner in 1840s Kentucky, North Carolina or Tennessee?

John Robert Bonner, was born in Missouri, on May 19, 1845. His father, Newton Bonner, was born in Kentucky and I don’t know the year. His mother Elizabeth Smith Julian is the Daughter of John ...
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8-year old male ancestor sailed alone from Liverpool to Philadelphia in 1840

The family always told us about Reuben sailing from Liverpool to Philadelphia in 1840 with his father, and being left in Philadelphia with his uncle to grow up in uncle's family, with the father ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

I'm trying to find the 1840 census record for John Knight, b. 1793 in the 1840 census. Both Ancestry and FamilySearch list him in their index, but have no record. Here is result on FamilySearch: ...
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Seeking 1841/1851 Census Records for Ryle Holme, perhaps in Manchester, England?

I am interested in Ryle Holme who is the uncle of C.Z. Ede, a candidate for my great-grandfather, who I have asked about in a number of previous questions. He was greatly concerned with the Meiji ...
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Nationality on Naturalization record Marine Court NYC?

My ancestor was born in France in 1804. All records list France as his place of birth except his naturalization record in the Marine Court of NYC in 1841. On that record his place of birth was ...
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Finding Baptism Record for John Bohling who was born 1843 in Hanover, Germany?

I am trying to find a baptism record for John Bohling, Born 14 Feb 1843 in the city of Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany, Died 15 April 1883 in Utica, New York. His death date has been verified with ...
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Locating Carnarton in ecclesiastical district of Tuckingmill in parish of Illogan, Cornwall?

My 2nd great grandmother Grace Martin Wills was born on 8 Feb 1849 at Carnarton and christened on 8 Apr 1849 at Tuckingmill which is between Camborne and Illogan in Cornwall. Her father George was a ...
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Deciphering place name in 1841 Census for Tavistock, Devon, England?

The image below is from the 1841 Census at Tavistock, Devon, and includes my 4th great grandparents John Creber and Harriet (nee Palmer). I have been trying to make out the name of the PLACE where ...
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How to narrow down date of U.S. census data collection before 1850?

Starting in 1850, the U.S. census had a date at the top of the page for when the enumeration was recorded for the families on that page. I was looking at the 1830 census and 1840 census in Claiborne, ...
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Becoming a master tailor?

At the time of the 1841 census, one of my ancestors in Nottinghamshire, England was undertaking his apprenticeship with a tailor. A decade later, on the 1851 census, my ancestor is recorded as a "...
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What is the significance of the name at the end of this 1843 advertisement?

The following advertisement appeared in The New York State Register (1843). What is the meaning of the name at the bottom of the page, "Col. Lyman J. Strong, New-Orleans", in this context?
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What are these words in the 1841 will of Elisha Strong?

I was able to read most of the words in Elisha Strong's 1841 will but not the two shown in red below. My transcription includes: The Said Eunice Strong shall pay one third for the support & ...
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Finding birth/baptism record (ca 1845) for August E.F.Reichow in Germany?

How would I find a birth/baptism record for my great grandfather (August E.F.Reichow 1845-1899) in order to identify his parents and siblings? The timeline I have for him is: Left from Bremen in ...
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Finding residence information for Toronto in the 1840s?

I am trying to fill out the timeline of tailor George Hindley, his wife Ann/Hannah Drake, and their family between 1841 and 1847. A rough timeline of the family can be seen by putting some of the ...
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Where was Joseph Brown Lever for 1841 England Census?

In a self-deleted answer to Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope? user @GinnyButler mentioned that: On the 1841 census we find Joseph Brown Lever is ...
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Kit Carson & John Fremont expedition members

I am trying to confirm that an ancestor traveled west with Kit Carson and John Fremont in 1842-1846, in one or several of their expeditions to map out western trails. I am having trouble locating any ...
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Finding Edinburgh map engraver apprenticeship records of William Slight in 1840s?

My 3rd great grandfather, William Slight, was born about 1832 in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland to James Slight (a Mason) and Elizabeth Boyd (daughter of a Mason). In the 1841 Scotland Census he ...
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Understanding why my relatives were in prison

1841 was a bad year for my ancestor William Walters and his family of Pont Wedwst in Cilrhedyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales. They buried one son, Samuel, aged 25, on 8th February 1841. And the Census of ...
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