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"Lady"

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Sometime in the 1880s, my Hill family move to Bolton and are lodging in with another Hill family (not made a connection between the two yet). Anyway, the couple they're lodging in with are in their twenties, the man from Bolton and woman from Scotland. His occupation on the census is given as Cotton Weaver. The occupation of his wife is given as Lady. I looked through the next few streets to see if that occupation was just a term used by that particular enumerator, but it wasn't used anywhere else. Gave me a laugh. Illusions of grandeur, the wife of a cotton weaver described as a Lady. Or maybe she was a Lady of the Night;)
 

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