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Can anyone decipher this occupation for Joseph Wildgoose taken from his 1861 census return?

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Can anyone decipher this occupation for Joseph Wildgoose taken from his 1861 census return?

Hair Dresser?

Hair Dyer?

Hair something.

In 1861 wouldn't both of these be just be called a "barber" and he would have a red and white striped pole outside his premises?

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Any chance of a bigger sample of the document so we can compare letters?

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It's a plan .... I'd go hair dyer ...

Any chance of a bigger sample of the document so we can compare letters?

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Thanks for all your suggestions - ive just found his burial record on sheffieldindexers and it says he was a hair dresser.

Among all the spring knife cutlers its nice to find something different every now & again.

Lee

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Thanks for all your suggestions - ive just found his burial record on sheffieldindexers and it says he was a hair dresser.

Among all the spring knife cutlers its nice to find something different every now & again.

Lee

I would have said hair dresser but they missed out the r.

When they had two Ss together they always written the first one like an f.

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I think it says Hair Dyer the third word looks to me as if an "E" was written by mistake then it was turned into an "I" but it stil isnt spelt correctly.

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