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What does this mean? Image attached

Location
Melton Mowbray
From
England
Hi,

I'm trying to work out if this census entry relates to my ancestor. I don't understand what the occupation entry means and thought someone here might know.

I've attached an image. Thanks ever so much.

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Source Citation

Class: HO107; Piece: 331; Book: 13; Civil Parish: Bulmer; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 7; Page: 8; Line: 13; GSU roll: 241369
 
It is M.S., man (or male) servant. You will see there are several F.S. on the page, female servant. MS is less frequent but still commonly used. There is another example of it on page 20, a young lad aged 15.

Hope this helps
Elaine
 
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Hi,

I'm trying to work out if this census entry relates to my ancestor. I don't understand what the occupation entry means and thought someone here might know.

I've attached an image. Thanks ever so much.

View attachment 3350

Source Citation

Class: HO107; Piece: 331; Book: 13; Civil Parish: Bulmer; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 7; Page: 8; Line: 13; GSU roll: 241369


If you check out George Roe on page two it looks like Miller's Servent to me!

http://interactive.ancestry.com.au/...ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=ESSHO107_330_331-0536
 
Notes re 1841 census - HERE

Ag Lab - Agricultural Labourer (included those styled as husbandman)
Ap - Apprentice
Cl - Clerk
F.S. - Female servant
Ind - Independent (someone with an independent income, so living on their own means. In later census returns often referred to as an Annuitant as they were living off an annuity)
Lab - Labourer
J - Journeyman
M or m - Maker (e.g. Shoe Maker)
M.S. - Male servant
 
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