Help with occupation please

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  1. Jellylegs

    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone read the occupation here? It is from a marriage certificate

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    (something) Porter ?
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Do you have the person on a census to compare?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I was going to say train porter but I’m not so sure now. It’s all that makes sense though.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Could it be Corn Porter - did he work in a dock?
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Corn Porter: this occupation title usually refers to someone who worked at a dock. They unloaded corn from ships and moved it into storage, and vice versa.

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    https://www.familyresearcher.co.uk/glossary/Dictionary-of-Old-Occupations-jobs-beginning-C9.html
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I have a chap somewhere along the line who was a corn porter:)
     
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    That's the problem - I am trying to find him, or rather trying to confirm his daughter's birth, whose marriage certificate it is from - that's if she has told the truth.

    She was Mary Ann Dunnage who married John Wilson on 9 Nov 1857 at St John the Evangelist, Lambeth (image on Ancestry). Her father is given as John Dunnage along with the occupation that I cannot read.

    Throughout the census (1851 to 1901), her year and place of birth change.

    The year is not so much of a problem - between 1826 and 1830. The birth place is another matter:-

    1851 Oxfordshire
    1861 Bradwell, Middlesex
    1871 Southwark
    1881 Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
    1891 Lambeth
    1901 Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    I've been going through the 1841 census but think I'm getting confused.

    I did consider that she died and John married again, but all the children from the census (plus a few that were born and died between) I can find on the GRO as Wilson, mmn Dunnage. The eldest (John) was actually born before she married and is listed on the GRO as John Dunnage born 1846 Lambeth.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this - and any thoughts/help would be much appreciated.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    If by chance whe wwas the lass Baptised at Bishops Stortford,

    Name: Mary Dunnage
    Gender: Female
    Baptised 31 Aug 1828 Saint Michaels,Bishops Stortford,Hertford,England
    Father: Michael Dunnage
    Mother: Ann
    FHL Film Number:991308

    Perhaps the father's name of John was confused with her Husbands name. I've had many similar errors on marriage records.
     
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    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    I did wonder that myself, Wendy. Have made a note of all the baptisms to Michael and Ann (six that I can find) and am trying to follow up on them now. There doesn't appear to be a Mary Ann born with a father John anywhere that I can see.
     
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    My gr. grandad was a corn porter at a rail yard...
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    I think Corn Porter too. Bit late to the party I know, but I'm still sleeping when you're all at your most active.:D

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