Help with handwriting please

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  1. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Wolverhampton St George’s Parish Register 1834-1903 Marriages.
    25/12/1872
    John Goodman, shingler of Wharf Street, father William Goodman, Brewer and Mary Joan Hill 19 spinster father John Hill, Miller.
    I know your mystery occupation isn’t ‘brewer’ but could this be him 30 years later?
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    It could indeed as at various times on the census he is listed as an Iron worker or Brewer
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Oops, sorry meant to hit like.
    I e been doing some research on the Black Country, doesn’t sound like a nice place way back then, however as he was an iron worker and there was an anchor and chain industry there, I wonder if that word could be chain maker. The last letter doesn’t look like an n but the pencil could have slipped.:rolleyes:
     
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    I think I might change my mind. As he is living with the Worralls he may be their male servant. So I am now with Ann. Servant M (male)
    The Worralls were quite well off.
     
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    It does look a little like Servant,the census image on Ancestry is a lot cleaner than the one you posted but still no clear indication what it is
     

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    Thanks @HullMan. I’m more certain now that he is a servant.
    By the way...welcome C|:-) lovely to have you join us.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Yes, @HullMan, the image on Ancestry is much clearer - thanks for that. I'm now going with 'Servt M'.
     
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    Thank you for that @HullMan and a very warm welcome
     

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