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Anyone able to decipher the occupation here please

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Re: Anyone able to decipher the occupation here please

Posted: 9 Jun 2013 11:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Jun 2013 11:35AM GMT
It does look like china but notice that the 'i' does not appear to be dotted. It could be an 'e' instead. I'm not sure that helps since chena doesn't make any sense either but maybe the other letters are wrong too - sometimes, when a word looks so much like one we are familiar with, it's hard to see anything else. But notice that the 'c' looks different to the others on the document - there's no loop at the top.

The first letter of the last word looks like an 'H' to me. Do you know what her husband did? It's possible this is some kind of reference to his profession. What about other census years? Her death record? What does her profession say on those?

Have a browse over this Victorian Occupations list: http://www.census1891.com/occupations.htm - maybe something will click.
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mytreeresearc... 28 May 2013 1:48PM GMT 
LHSwisher 1 Jun 2013 6:23AM GMT 
RobinBMc 9 Jun 2013 5:32PM GMT 
Merice46 5 Jul 2013 8:35PM GMT 
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