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An ancestor who was a Collier in 1881, not a Collie.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: In a UK Census from 1881, my ancestor is listed as a "collie" for an occupation.  I can not determine what this was, can you help me?

 

Answer: I strongly believe that this census has an error.  It is more likely that his occupation was that of a "Collier".  This was some who was in charge or making or supplying coal for sale.

 

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