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What was the father's occupation?

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rolt968

James Paull was the father of Edward Gordon Paull of 1/7 Gordon Highlanders (dow 25 November 1916).

 

For most of his life James Paull was an estate forester. However on the marriage certificate in 1888, in addition to forester's labourer, he indicated that he was a Private, Army Reserve, 1 Royal Welsh Fusiliers. In the 1891 Census, Paul was a farm servant. This is from the birth record of Edward Gordon Paull's elder sister in 1890. On Edward Gordon Paull's birth record (1894) James was a forester.

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Can anyone please decipher what his occupation was in 1890?

Thank you.

RM

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MikeyH
Posted (edited)

Groundsman possibly?

 

Mike.

Edited by MikeyH

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rolt968
Just now, MikeyH said:

Groundsman possible?

 

Mike.

Thank you.

 

I don't think so - but now I can see  "-man"  which I couldn't before! It gives me an idea - Ploughman?

 

RM

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MaxD
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Starts with a Pion - the P is identical to the start of his surname

 

Max

 

Edit - Pion could well be Plou as you surmise

Edited by MaxD
later thought!

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PhilB

Ploughman?

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Trav
24 minutes ago, rolt968 said:

...It gives me an idea - Ploughman?

 

RM

I reckon so too, the lower part of the 'g' has faded.

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rolt968
11 minutes ago, Trav said:

I reckon so too, the lower part of the 'g' has faded.

And the top part of the "l".

 

Very many thanks to everyone.

RM

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