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Help in deciphering occupations

Help in deciphering occupations

Posted: 1562678527000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wheeldon
Hello, I was wondering if anyone is able to help with deciphering the occupation column for the first household (the first record of the household and the bottom four records of the household). The writing is rather faint, so I am really struggling.

First record, Joseph Wheeldon - the writing is really faint. I assume it will be something to do with being a farmer, but honestly, I can hardly make out anything
Fourth record from the bottom - 'Retired farmer'?
Third record from the bottom - the second word seems to be 'ser'(vant) perhaps, but I can't make out the first word
Second record from the bottom - 'ag(ricultural) ser(vant)'?
Bottom record - 'nurse'?

Many thanks for any help.

Kind regards,


1851 England Census
Registration district: Shardlow
Sub-registration district: Castle Donnington
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Household schedule number: 2
Piece: 2140
Folio: 236
Page Number: 2

Re: Help in deciphering occupations

Posted: 1562698775000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1562698992000
The first entry is Farmer of |174 or 176| acres employing 5 Lab[ourers]
Retired Farmer
House Serv[ant]
Ag[ricultural] Serv[ant]

Re: Help in deciphering occupations

Posted: 1562700101000
Classification: Query
Wow, thank you so much wendyschnur, you're a magician!
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