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 East Riding RegC York PLU/RegD
OCCUPATIONS. Males.
[1]
Females.
[2]
1. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE GENERAL OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY. 312 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Peer, M.P., Privy Councillor (not otherwise described) 2 Show data context -
  Civil Service (officers and clerks) 94 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Civil Service (messengers, &c.) 49 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Prison Service, &c. 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Police 95 Show data context -
  Municipal, Parish, Union, District, Officer 47 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Other Local or County Official 9 Show data context -
2. PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. 1,764 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Army Officer (effective/retired) 99 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soldier and Non-commissioned officer 1,588 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers 41 Show data context -
  Army Pensioner 25 Show data context -
  Navy Officer (effective/retired) 5 Show data context -
  Seaman, R.N. 2 Show data context -
  Royal Marines (officers/men) 1 Show data context -
  Navy Pensioner 3 Show data context -
3. PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES). 810 Show data context 662 Show data context
  Clergymen (Established Church) 66 Show data context -
  Roman Catholic Priest 3 Show data context -
  Minister, Priest of other religious bodies 24 Show data context -
  Missionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacher 11 Show data context -
  Nun, Sister of Charity - 53 Show data context
  Theological Student 3 Show data context -
  Church, chapel, cemetery - officer, servant 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Barrister, Solicitor 67 Show data context -
  Law Student 12 Show data context -
  Law Clerk, and others connected with the law 103 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Physician, Surgeon, General Practitioner 39 Show data context -
  Dentist 22 Show data context -
  Medical Student, Assistant 23 Show data context -
  Midwife - 2 Show data context
  Subordinate Medical Service 4 Show data context 127 Show data context
  Schoolmaster 158 Show data context 285 Show data context
  Teacher, Professor, Lecturer 14 Show data context 129 Show data context
  School Service, and others connected with teaching 5 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Author, Editor, Journalist 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Reporter, Short-hand Writer 7 Show data context -
  Persons engaged in Scientific Pursuits 1 Show data context -
  Literary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c. 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Civil Engineer 19 Show data context -
  Land, House, Ship, Surveyor 8 Show data context -
  Painter (artist) 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Engraver (artist) 2 Show data context -
  Sculptor 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Architect 53 Show data context -
  Musician, Music Master 74 Show data context 22 Show data context
  Art Student 10 Show data context -
  Photographer 18 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Actor 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Art, Music, Theatre Service 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Performer, Showman, Exhibition, Service 2 Show data context -
  Billiard, Cricket & other Games, Service 11 Show data context -
4. PERSONS ENGAGED IN DOMESTIC OFFICES OR SERVICES. 700 Show data context 5,081 Show data context
  Domestic Coachman, Groom 227 Show data context -
  Domestic Gardener 130 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Domestic Indoor Servant 189 Show data context 4,369 Show data context
  Lodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government) 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Inn, Hotel Servant 104 Show data context 60 Show data context
  College, Club Service 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Office Keeper (not Government) 4 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Cook (not domestic) - 2 Show data context
  Charwoman - 231 Show data context
  Washing and Bathing Service 5 Show data context 354 Show data context
  Hospital and Institution Service 34 Show data context 43 Show data context
  Others engaged in Service - 1 Show data context
5. PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL OCCUPATIONS. 671 Show data context 17 Show data context
  Merchant 10 Show data context -
  Broker, Agent, Factor 31 Show data context -
  Auctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House Agent 33 Show data context -
  Accountant 28 Show data context -
  Salesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified) 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Commercial Traveller 147 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Commercial Clerk 342 Show data context 11 Show data context
  Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society &c. 1 Show data context -
  Banker 1 Show data context -
  Bank Service 40 Show data context -
  Life, House, Ship &c., Insurance Service 36 Show data context -
6. PERSONS ENGAGED IN CONVEYANCE OF MEN, GOODS, AND MESSAGES. 1,706 Show data context 18 Show data context
  Railway Engine Driver, Stoker 209 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Guard 117 Show data context -
  Pointsman, Level Crossing Man 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Other Railway Officials and Servants 724 Show data context 8 Show data context
  Toll Collector, Turnpike Gate Keeper 2 Show data context -
  Omnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable Keeper 30 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cabman, Flyman, Coachman (not domestic) 85 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Carman, Carrier, Carter, Haulier 143 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Tramway Companies' Service 4 Show data context -
  Inland Navigation Service 2 Show data context -
  Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman 64 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Navigation Service (on shore) 1 Show data context -
  Seaman (Merchant Service) 54 Show data context -
  Ship Steward, Cook 1 Show data context -
  Boatman on Seas 1 Show data context -
  Harbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse Service 4 Show data context -
  Warehouseman (not Manchester) 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Messenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government) 192 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Telegraph, Telephone Service 22 Show data context -
7. PERSONS ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURE. 2,825 Show data context 229 Show data context
  Farmer, Grazier 503 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Farmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew 209 Show data context -
  Farm Bailiff 61 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Agricultural Labourer, Farm Servant, Cottager 1,685 Show data context 194 Show data context
  Shepherd 27 Show data context -
  Land Drainage Service (not in towns) 16 Show data context -
  Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, Attendant 9 Show data context -
  Agricultural Student 2 Show data context -
  Others engaged in, or connected with agriculture 1 Show data context -
  Woodman 14 Show data context -
  Nurseryman, Seedsman, Florist 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Gardener (not domestic) 276 Show data context 11 Show data context
8. PERSONS ENGAGED ABOUT ANIMALS. 241 Show data context -
  Horse Proprietor, Breeder, Dealer 20 Show data context -
  Groom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breaker 133 Show data context -
  Veterinary Surgeon, Farrier 8 Show data context -
  Cattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, Salesman 29 Show data context -
  Drover 4 Show data context -
  Gamekeeper 39 Show data context -
  Dog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Vermin Destroyer 1 Show data context -
  Fisherman 6 Show data context -
9. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN BOOKS, PRINTS, AND MAPS. 289 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Publisher, Bookseller, Librarian 43 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Music-Publisher, Seller, Printer 1 Show data context -
  Bookbinder 31 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Printer 179 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Newspaper Agent, News Room Keeper 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lithographer, Lithographic Printer 26 Show data context -
10. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS. 895 Show data context 6 Show data context
  Engine, Machine Maker 108 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Millwright 20 Show data context -
  Fitter, Turner (Engine and Machine) 419 Show data context -
  Boiler Maker 79 Show data context -
  Spinning and Weaving Machine Maker 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Agricultural Machine and Implement Maker 11 Show data context -
  Tool Maker, Dealer 35 Show data context -
  Cutler, Scissors Maker 10 Show data context -
  Saw Maker 2 Show data context -
  Watch Maker, Clock Maker 57 Show data context -
  Philosophical Instrument Maker 34 Show data context -
  Electrical Apparatus Maker 22 Show data context -
  Weighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker 3 Show data context -
  Surgical Instrument Maker 20 Show data context -
  Gunsmith, Gun Manufacturer 19 Show data context -
  Musical Instrument Maker, Dealer 44 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Type Cutter, Founder 1 Show data context -
  Toy Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Apparatus for other games, Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
11. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN HOUSES, FURNITURE, AND DECORATIONS. 3,017 Show data context 39 Show data context
  Builder 55 Show data context -
  Carpenter, Joiner 991 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Bricklayer 616 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Mason 256 Show data context -
  Slater, Tiler 40 Show data context -
  Plasterer, Whitewasher 78 Show data context -
  Paperhanger 20 Show data context -
  Plumber 157 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Painter, Glazier 411 Show data context -
  Cabinet Maker 249 Show data context 20 Show data context
  French Polisher 31 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Furniture Broker, Dealer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Gas Fitter 36 Show data context -
  House and Shop Fittings - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Wood Carver 21 Show data context -
  Carver, Gilder 35 Show data context -
  Dealer in Works of Art 1 Show data context -
  Figure, Image - Maker, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Animal, Bird &c. Preserver, Naturalist 1 Show data context -
  Artificial Flower Maker 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
12. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CARRIAGES AND HARNESS. 478 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Coachmaker 154 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Railway Carriage, Railway Wagon, Maker 200 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Wheelwright 57 Show data context -
  Others 7 Show data context -
  Saddler, Harness, Whip Maker 60 Show data context -
13. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN SHIPS AND BOATS. 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Ship, Boat, Barge Builder 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Shipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore) 19 Show data context -
14. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS. 153 Show data context 23 Show data context
  Fusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article Manufacture 8 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Chemist, Druggist 133 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Manufacturing Chemist 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Drysalter 4 Show data context -
15. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TOBACCO AND PIPES. 32 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Tobacco Manufacture, Tobacconist 28 Show data context 15 Show data context
  Tobacco Pipe, Snuff Box &c. Maker 4 Show data context -
16. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN FOOD AND LODGING. 1,545 Show data context 367 Show data context
  Innkeeper, Hotel Keeper, Publican 190 Show data context 32 Show data context
  Lodging, Boarding House Keeper 7 Show data context 138 Show data context
  Coffee, Eating House, Keeper 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Maltster 26 Show data context -
  Brewer 64 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Beerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider Dealer 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Cellarman 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Wine, Spirit - Merchant, Agent 34 Show data context -
  Milkseller, Dairyman 45 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Cheesemonger, Butterman 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Butcher, Meat Salesman 286 Show data context 7 Show data context
  Provision Curer, Dealer 82 Show data context 48 Show data context
  Poulterer, Game Dealer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Fishmonger 33 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn, Flour, Seed Merchant, Dealer 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Corn Miller 44 Show data context -
  Baker 57 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Confectioner, Pastrycook 261 Show data context 57 Show data context
  Greengrocer, Fruiterer 27 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Mustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sugar Refiner 2 Show data context -
  Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer 316 Show data context 44 Show data context
  Ginger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Dealer 10 Show data context -
17. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN TEXTILE FABRICS. 284 Show data context 79 Show data context
  Woolstapler 3 Show data context -
  Woollen Cloth Manufacture 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket Dealer 12 Show data context -
  Silk, Silk Goods, Manufacture 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Silk Merchant, Dealer 5 Show data context -
  Cotton, Cotton Goods Manufacture 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Flax, Linen - Manufacturer, Dealer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lace Manufacturer, Dealer 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Rope, Twine, Cord - Maker, Dealer 23 Show data context -
  Mat Maker, Seller 1 Show data context -
  Net Maker 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, Dealer - 7 Show data context
  Weaver (undefined) 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined) 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
  Factory Hand (textile, undefined) 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Carpet, Rug Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Draper, Linen Draper, Mercer 194 Show data context 42 Show data context
  Fancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer - 12 Show data context
  Others 2 Show data context -
18. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN DRESS. 892 Show data context 1,339 Show data context
  Hatter, Hat Manufacture 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Straw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait Manufacture - 5 Show data context
  Tailor 460 Show data context 29 Show data context
  Milliner, Dressmaker, Staymaker 8 Show data context 1,182 Show data context
  Shirt Maker, Seamstress 1 Show data context 91 Show data context
  Hosier, Haberdasher 13 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Glover, Glove Maker 2 Show data context -
  Shoe, Boot - Maker, Dealer 311 Show data context 13 Show data context
  Patten, Clog Maker 7 Show data context -
  Wig Maker, Hair Dresser 64 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Umbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, Dealer 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Old Clothes Dealer, and others 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
19. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS ANIMAL SUBSTANCES. 265 Show data context 37 Show data context
  Tallow Chandler, Candle, Grease Manufacture 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Soap Boiler, Maker 1 Show data context -
  Manure Manufacture 12 Show data context -
  Bone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Comb Maker 84 Show data context 30 Show data context
  Furrier, Skinner 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Tanner, Fellmonger 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Currier 70 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Leather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap &c., Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Hair, Bristle - Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Brush, Broom, Maker 27 Show data context -
  Quill, Feather - Dresser, Dealer 1 Show data context -
20. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS VEGETABLE SUBSTANCES. 286 Show data context 20 Show data context
  Oil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Oil and Colourman 1 Show data context -
  India Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, Dealer 4 Show data context -
  Willow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, Basketmaker 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Hay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, Dealer 15 Show data context -
  Timber, Wood - Merchant, Dealer 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Sawyer 84 Show data context -
  Lath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle Maker 1 Show data context -
  Wood Turner, Box Maker 42 Show data context -
  Cooper, Hoop Maker, Bender 16 Show data context -
  Cork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, Dealer 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paper Manufacture 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
  Stationer, Law Stationer 42 Show data context 10 Show data context
  Paper Box, Paper Bag Maker 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Ticket, Label Writer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 5 Show data context -
21. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN VARIOUS MINERAL SUBSTANCES. 2,125 Show data context 21 Show data context
  Coal Miner 9 Show data context -
  Ironstone Miner 2 Show data context -
  Lead Miner 1 Show data context -
  Miner, in other or undefined Minerals 4 Show data context -
  Mine Service 10 Show data context -
  Coal Merchant 78 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Coalheaver 23 Show data context -
  Gas Works Service 62 Show data context -
  Stone Quarrier 1 Show data context -
  Stone Cutter, Dresser, Dealer 6 Show data context -
  Clay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, Dealer 3 Show data context -
  Well Sinker, Borer 2 Show data context -
  Plaster, Cement Manufacture 2 Show data context -
  Brick, Tile - Maker, Burner, Dealer 113 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Paviour 24 Show data context -
  Road Contractor, Surveyor, Inspector 1 Show data context -
  Road Labourer 17 Show data context -
  Railway Contractor 15 Show data context -
  Platelayer 72 Show data context -
  Railway Labourer, Navvy 196 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Porcelain, Manufacture 7 Show data context -
  Glass Manufacture 273 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Earthenware, China, Glass Dealer 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
  Salt Maker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Waterworks Service 6 Show data context -
  Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Lapidary 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Others 1 Show data context -
  [Iron Manufacture] 406 Show data context -
  Blacksmith 394 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Whitesmith 160 Show data context -
  Nail Manufacture 5 Show data context -
  Anchor, Chain Manufacture 3 Show data context -
  Ironmonger. Hardware Dealer, Merchant 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Other Iron and Steel Manufacture 4 Show data context -
  [Coppersmith] 5 Show data context -
  Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 70 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Lead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer 1 Show data context -
  Metal Refiner, Worker, Turner, Dealer 2 Show data context -
  Brass, Bronze Manufacture. Brazier 26 Show data context -
  White Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture. Pewterer 2 Show data context -
  Wire Maker, Worker, Weaver, Drawer 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
  Bolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple Maker 10 Show data context -
  Others 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
22. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN GENERAL OR UNSPECIFIED COMMODITIES. 1,788 Show data context 185 Show data context
  General Shopkeeper, Dealer 79 Show data context 68 Show data context
  Pawnbroker 25 Show data context -
  Costermonger, Huckster, Street Seller 44 Show data context 41 Show data context
  Manufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined) 28 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Contractor (undefined) 3 Show data context -
  General Labourer 1,415 Show data context 16 Show data context
  Engine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural) 87 Show data context -
  Artizan, Mechanic (undefined) 51 Show data context 19 Show data context
  Apprentice (undefined) 21 Show data context -
  Factory Labourer (undefined) 26 Show data context 9 Show data context
  Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined) 9 Show data context 30 Show data context
23. PERSONS WORKING AND DEALING IN REFUSE MATTERS. 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
  Town Drainage Service 1 Show data context -
  Chimney Sweep, Soot Merchant 26 Show data context -
  Scavenger, Crossing Sweeper 2 Show data context -
  Rag Gatherer, Dealer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
24. PERSONS WITHOUT SPECIFIED OCCUPATIONS. 641 Show data context 3,244 Show data context
  Persons returned by Property, Rank &c. and not special occupation 641 Show data context 3,244 Show data context
[UNKNOWN OCCUPATION] 261 Show data context 10,809 Show data context
  [Occupation recorded but of unknown meaning] 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
  [Blank field, or illegible] 254 Show data context 10,806 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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