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  1. Jellylegs

    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone read what it says in the occupation column please?
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    If anyone wants to take a look at the original, it is the 1861 census for Walter Tait (FMP have it as TALT) RG9/3567/97/14.

    In 1841 and 1851 he was a butcher. 1871 a gardener, 1881 a market gardener.

    The only part I think i can make out is at the end "& potato merchant"
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Farmer 2 acres of land and potato merchant
     
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    Does the top line belong to him as well? Because it kind of looks like 'Primitive Methodist Local Preacher' o_O
     
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    Probably way off target here, could the top line be:-

    Primitive Methodist ???? (preacher) ?


    Cross posted :)
     
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    As I don’t have subs could you let us know the county please?
    There is a Rev Walter Tait, born Edinburgh, Primitive Methodist, in Tavistock.
     
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    The address is:-

    2, Elloughton Field, Elloughton, Beverley, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (East Riding)
     
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    The 1861 census is in Yorkshire and he's down as born Woodley, Yorkshire, age 44.

    Oops, too slow as usual.:rolleyes:
     
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    I think FS has it as Wauldby.
     
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    Oops, again. Here 'tis. I'm off to make a cuppa.:D

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    Either way, I cant find anything about Preacher Tait in East Yorkshire so he must have been just a local lay preacher, spreading the word to the throng.
     
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    Like my great great grandfather, Joseph Evans, also from Yorkshire.
     
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    And you didn’t follow in his footsteps.....:sceptical:
     
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    I agree with @ArchiesMum - and birthplace Wauldby. (It's East Riding, near South Cave & the lovely Rowley.) Good market gardening country (my grandad was at Skidby).

    Jane
     
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    Thank you all. I was completely stumped.
    Primitive Methodist, then something else, then peculier in brackets? Oh, yes, it could very well be "Local".

    Never seen mention before of him being some sort of a preacher. However, the 1841 census has his sister Ellen Tait listed as a Servant in the house of a Joseph Thompson who was involved with the Church (1851 he is listed as the Vicar of Kirk Ella).

    Haven't worked out yet if Joseph Thompson is related to Walter's mother, Jane Thompson - or if the 1841 census is just a co-incidence.
     
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    For Primitive Methodist history and research it's often useful to have a look at
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    https://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk/
    In this case, though, I can't see anything on Walter Tait.
     
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    Thank you Arthur - I have bookmarked the site.
     
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