Help needed reading census entry

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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    This is an entry from the 1841 census: HO107, Piece 1097. Book 1, Folio 57, page 31:

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    I would like to know what the occupation is for John Clarke, please. The address is Market Square, Horsham, Sussex.

    I have an idea, but would welcome other views.

    Thank you.
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    I would have gone with Printer but I have no idea what the squiggly bit is ...
     
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    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    I agree with muggy that John is a Printer. The bit afterwards is probably meant to be '&c'.

    John Clarke, Market Square, is listed under the heading 'Booksellers & Stationers' in the 1840 Pigot's directory listing for Horsham. After his name it says '(and binder & printer)'.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Thank you both. :)

    Yes, I thought that it said printer as well.
    I like that and that was the bit that flumoxed me! Thank you! :D
     
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    Could the squiggle be Do for ditto?
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    No, I don't think so, Libby, as the entry immediately above is empty for occupation and the one above that is for a Joinery Carpenter.

    But thanks for looking. :)
     

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