1881 Census of England and Wales, Tables: Ages, Condition as to Marriage, Occupations and Birthplaces of people, Table 10 : " Occupations of Males and Females in the Division and its Registration Counties".

List Lancashire RegC Bury PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 220 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 39 Show data context -
  Police 87 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 58 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 8 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 372 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 14 Show data context -
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 140 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 199 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 17 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 2 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 705 Show data context 412 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 41 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 8 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 37 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Theological Student 2 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 23 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 25 Show data context -
  Law Student 2 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 59 Show data context -
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 34 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Dentist 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Medical Student, Assistant 24 Show data context -
  Midwife - 8 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 7 Show data context 71 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 197 Show data context 263 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 3 Show data context 23 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 10 Show data context -
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 3 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 8 Show data context -
  Civil Engineer 14 Show data context -
  Mining Engineer 7 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 16 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 8 Show data context -
  Sculptor 2 Show data context -
  Architect 27 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 46 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Art Student 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Photographer 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Actor 20 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 389 Show data context 4,451 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 120 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 129 Show data context -
  Domestic Indoor Servant 58 Show data context 3,900 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 39 Show data context 103 Show data context
  College, Club Service 15 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Charwoman 1 Show data context 246 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 16 Show data context 183 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service - 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 1,142 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Merchant 5 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 103 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 30 Show data context -
  Accountant 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 18 Show data context -
  Commercial Traveller 98 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 736 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 35 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 95 Show data context 3 Show data context
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,907 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 69 Show data context -
  Railway Guard 22 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 60 Show data context -
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 328 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 19 Show data context -
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 79 Show data context -
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 1,063 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Inland Navigation Service 7 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 10 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 18 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 2 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 82 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Meter, Weigher 4 Show data context -
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 130 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 13 Show data context 4 Show data context
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 1,420 Show data context 99 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 402 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 141 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 28 Show data context -
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 749 Show data context 65 Show data context
  Shepherd 4 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 7 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 2 Show data context -
  Gardener (not domestic) 86 Show data context 2 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 120 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 73 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 6 Show data context -
  Drover 2 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 9 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Knacker, Catsmeat Dealer &c &c. 4 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 187 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 2 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Printer 136 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 4 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 1,618 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 233 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Millwright 99 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 448 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Boiler Maker 152 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 583 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 2 Show data context -
  Domestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 7 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 5 Show data context -
  File Maker 10 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 42 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 2 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 18 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Type Cutter, Founder 3 Show data context -
  Die, Seal, Coin, Medal Maker 5 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 2,580 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Builder 36 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 852 Show data context -
  Bricklayer 318 Show data context -
  Mason 510 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 94 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 73 Show data context -
  Plumber 155 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 391 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabinet Maker 99 Show data context 4 Show data context
  French Polisher 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Locksmith, Bellhanger 1 Show data context -
  Gas Fitter 14 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 1 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 6 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 350 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coachmaker 46 Show data context -
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 81 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 155 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 20 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 48 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 8 Show data context -
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 5 Show data context -
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 1 Show data context -
  Mast, Yard, Oar, Block Maker 1 Show data context -
  Sail Maker 1 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 245 Show data context 14 Show data context
  Dye, Paint Manufacture 49 Show data context -
  Ink, Blacking, Colour Substance Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Chemist, Druggist 67 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 94 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Alkali Manufacture 8 Show data context -
  Drysalter 26 Show data context 6 Show data context
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 17 Show data context 12 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 17 Show data context 12 Show data context
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,591 Show data context 495 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 174 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 17 Show data context 45 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Maltster 1 Show data context -
  Brewer 74 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 131 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Cellarman 5 Show data context -
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 10 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 37 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 295 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 64 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Fishmonger 32 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Corn Miller 18 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Baker 110 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 71 Show data context 80 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 122 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 393 Show data context 166 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 11,560 Show data context 17,166 Show data context
  Woolstapler 6 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 490 Show data context 712 Show data context
  Wool, Woollen goods - Dyer, Printer 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Worsted, Stuff, Manufacture 7 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Flannel Manufacture 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Blanket Manufacture 1 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Fuller 174 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others - 1 Show data context
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 28 Show data context 109 Show data context
  Silk Dyer, Printer 9 Show data context -
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 7,405 Show data context 14,886 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, Bleacher 1,639 Show data context 252 Show data context
  Cotton, Calico - Warehouseman, Dealer 135 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 4 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fustian Manufacturer, Dealer 76 Show data context 148 Show data context
  Tape Manufacturer, Dealer 8 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Thread Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  [Others] 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 53 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Canvas, Sailcloth Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer - 4 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 49 Show data context 223 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 846 Show data context 209 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 298 Show data context 270 Show data context
  Felt Manufacture 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 11 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Manchester Warehouseman 1 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 194 Show data context 72 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 9 Show data context
  Trimming Maker, Dealer 9 Show data context 50 Show data context
  Embroiderer - 1 Show data context
  Others 46 Show data context 78 Show data context
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 1,211 Show data context 1,626 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 367 Show data context 352 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  Tailor 262 Show data context 107 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 3 Show data context 1,033 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 5 Show data context 107 Show data context
  Hosiery Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 225 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 286 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others - 6 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 184 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Soap Boiler, Maker 12 Show data context -
  Glue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture - 1 Show data context
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 1 Show data context -
  Furrier, Skinner 20 Show data context -
  Tanner, Fellmonger 51 Show data context -
  Currier 58 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Parchment, Vellum - Maker, Dealer - 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 22 Show data context -
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 900 Show data context 507 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Oil and Colourman 1 Show data context -
  Floor Cloth, Oil Cloth Manufacture 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterproof Goods - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 21 Show data context -
  Sawyer 90 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 45 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 35 Show data context -
  Paper Manufacture 633 Show data context 486 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Card, Pattern Card Maker 1 Show data context -
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker - 11 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context -
  Others 6 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 5,003 Show data context 36 Show data context
  Coal Miner 1,289 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Ironstone Miner 4 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 2 Show data context -
  Mine Service 18 Show data context -
  [Haulier] [not in Census Report but in codebook] 1 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 103 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coalheaver 46 Show data context -
  Coke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 116 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Stone Quarrier 214 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 18 Show data context -
  Slate Worker, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Limeburner 4 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 9 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 9 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 191 Show data context -
  Paviour 48 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 20 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 3 Show data context -
  Platelayer 66 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 130 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 8 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  [Iron Manufacture] 1,789 Show data context 7 Show data context
  [Steel Manufacture] 2 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 528 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 6 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 40 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 24 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 13 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 136 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 76 Show data context 1 Show data context
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 1 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 1 Show data context -
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 36 Show data context -
  Others 7 Show data context -
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 3,448 Show data context 329 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 59 Show data context 97 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 30 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 79 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 56 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 23 Show data context -
  General Labourer 2,146 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 585 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 314 Show data context 40 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 116 Show data context 98 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 24 Show data context 12 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 40 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 10 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 13 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 9 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 370 Show data context 2,707 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 370 Show data context 2,707 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 212 Show data context 12,768 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 41 Show data context 23 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 171 Show data context 12,745 Show data context

Notes:

The following notes to the table appeared in the original report.

1 This table is a very special case: The original Table 10 as published by Division in the 1881 census reports was limited to data for Registration Divisions, their component Registration Counties, and just those Urban Sanitary Districts with populations of over 50,000. Data presented here for counties and higher-level units are taken from the published reports, as usual, but we also include in A Vision of Britain through Time data for Registration Districts, sub-Districts and Civil Parishes which never appeared in the original reports. These were specially created for us by the History Data Service at the University of Essex and derive from the complete transcription of the individual-level Enumerators Book data coordinated by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
2 In creating these data, each occupation listed in the enumerators books has been assigned as far as possible to the relevant category used in the published reports, but some additional categories with labels in square brackets unavoidably appear. Unlike the published statistics for higher-level units, these specially-calculated data for districts and parishes include persons under 15 or over 65. For these and other reasons, no attempt has been made to ensure that county totals for the districts or parishes match the published county totals. The remaining notes are those that appeared below the original published table.
3 NOTE.--Persons returned as engaged in more than one occupation have been referred to the one that appeared to be of most importance; or if there was no difference in this respect, to the one first given by the person in his or her return. In some cases special rules have been followed: e.g. "Clergyman and Schoolmaster" in combination has always been referred to "Schoolmaster"; a Member of Parliament or Peer engaged in any branch of commerce or industry has always been referred to this latter, not to "Peer, M.P.".
4 The numbers returned under any heading include Labourers, Apprentices, and Assistants, as well as Masters, but not Clerks, Messengers, Errand boys, Porters, or Watchmen, for which occupations there are special headings. Civil, Military, and Naval Clerks, Law, Bank, Insurance, and Railway Clerks, and Government and Railway Porters, are, however, exceptions to this rule. Many young persons, being Apprentices or Assistants, have therefore been referred to occupations usually followed by adults. Women also, chiefly widows or orphans carrying on the business of their deceased husbands or fathers, will sometimes be found under occupations commonly followed by men only.
5 Persons returned as retired from any business have not been referred to that business. Inmates of workhouses have been referred to their trades, unless their age or infirmities showed that they were past work. But persons who might be supposed to be only temporarily separated from their usual employment, such as Prisoners, and Patients in General Hospitals, have been classed under their usual occupations.
6 In some cases, for convenience of space, the male designation, e.g. "Schoolmaster", alone is given, instead of "Schoolmaster, Schoolmistress".

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