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Discussion in 'Other Occupations & Trades' started by Bonzo Dog, May 29, 2016.

  1. Bonzo Dog

    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    The following entry in the occupation column was found in an 1891 census return for Wolverhampton. The lad is 16 and obviously a clerk. But what do his employers make - a patented manure mix or patented manure (or muck) spreading machines?

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  2. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Patented manure I think that was big business in those days. Just my opinion I could be way off :D
     
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  3. Flook

    Flook A True Gentleman

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    I think Mugs is spot on. There's a reference to Sir John Morris, a chemical manure manufacturer in Wolverhampton,
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  4. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    New Patent blood manure manufactured soley by Griffin, Morris and Griffin, Wolverhampton. Turnip, wheat, potatoes and other special manures. Bone and mineral superphosphates.
     
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  5. mikejee

    mikejee Well-Known Member

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    I think it likely that the firm was Morris & Griffin, whose factory, The Ceres Works, is shown on the map in red in Crown st.

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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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  7. Bonzo Dog

    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    Many thanks for answering my query. The lad was a near neighbour of a relative. At least I was able to work out what her occupation meant - Stay Maker. :rolleyes:
     

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