Help with handwriting please

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  1. WelchRegLost

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    1841 census i have a William Goodman HO/107/999/11 41

    Any ideas as to the place and/or occupation (underlined in red) Capture.JPG
     
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    The place looks like War?als Wharf.

    What town or city and county is this Census of?
     
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    I wonder if it’s supposed to be Walsall wharf as the above and below are Walsall Street.
    Is the occupation ‘clerical’ ‘w’ worker?
     
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    Town is Wolverhampton in Staffordshire. Walsall Street runs close to and crosses the "old main Line Canal" so wharf would be a good match
     
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    It looks to me like Warsals Wharf. But.... I think it's supposed to be Walsall Wharf. Wallsall Street runs right down to the canal. Especially as there a boatman and boat builder living there. The occupation I see as Clerk M, but not absolutely sure.
     
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    There used to be a Warrells coal merchant in Walsall Street (I'm going back to 10 year old childhood memories here) could it be that?
     
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    If it is either of those I have the wrong person as he was an Iron worker then a brewer (probably explains my taste for real ale)
     
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    There looks to be James Warral, boatbuilder a few above him.
     
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    1834 Wolverhampton directory has James Worrall as a boatbuilder and lived in Walsall Street.
     
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    looks like a day trip to Wolverhampton Archives and a look at their old maps
     
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    Daft question, but where did you fin that?
     
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    Just googled James Worrall boatbuilder Walsall :)
    It comes up in google books
     
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    my excuse is it is 10 past 3 in the morning
     
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    Bit of a night owl?
     
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    Not normally, just too much going on at the moment I can't sleep
     
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    Chai latte ;)
     
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    I'm not convinced that the occupation is "clerk" - the enumerator's "c" is different. Could the first letter be an S ? (as in "Susan" above, and "Sarah" on the previous page).

    The place? Definitely Wharf , possibly "Warsal's"? (with Walsall Street on either side). Page 1 describes the area as "Walsall Street from the corners of Duke Street and Shakespeare Street to the Bridge"
     
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    I think the occupation is Servt. M - ie Male Servant :)
     
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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions
     
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    The standard abbreviation for a Male Servant in 1841 is M.S., and as there's an F.S. on the line above, I doubt that's what's meant here.

    Capital M at the end of an occupation is the standard abbreviation for Maker, but I can't work out what's before it.
     
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