From father to son ?

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    Philb-c Well-Known Member

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    Is this a case for the monopolies commission or was it common ?

    1871
    SINKINS John Thomas - Master of workhouse
    SINKINS Catherine (wife) - Matron of workhouse

    1881
    SINKINS John Thomas - Master of workhouse
    SINKINS Catherine (wife) - Matron of workhouse

    1891
    SINKINS John Thomas - Master of workhouse
    SINKINS Catherine (wife) - Matron of workhouse

    1891
    SINKINS Frank Victor (son of John Thomas) - Master of workhouse

    1901
    SINKINS Henry E R (son of John Thomas) - Master of workhouse
    SINKINS Elizabeth Kate (wife) - Matron of workhouse

    1901
    SINKINS Frank Victor - Master of workhouse
    SINKINS Alice Maud (wife) - Matron of workhouse

    1911
    SINKINS Henry E R - Master of workhouse
    SINKINS Elizabeth Kate - Matron of workhouse

    More than common for builders etc but I never imagined it in the civil service ? LOL.
     
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    Not the Civil Service, but appointed by the overseers. :)

    Have a read of the "Masters" section of the Workhouse website....

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    http://www.workhouses.org.uk/admin/index.shtml#master
     
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    Ah, I put "Civil Service" as one of them put "retired civil servant" on a later census.

    I wonder if the sons were bullied at school as they lived in the workhouse ?
    One son gave up being a "professor of music" the other gave up being a landscape painter to carry on the family tradition !
     
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    Probably a more reliable income and, having grown up in the place, would certainly have inside knowledge to help with the job application.... ;)
     
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    Nice link Jan. Reading through it, sounds like he would have been kept quite busy.
    (Needless-to-say, yet another overgrown twig on my tree (no willpower)).
     
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