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1911 Census Snippet

Now I don’t usually do jokes, funnies, etc, but my dad saw this in his family history magazine today and it made us all giggle:

From the 1911 Census
Found in the household of John Charles Belton in Chester:

Peter Tabby, servant, 6 months, occupation: mouser; nationality: Persian

This line has been all crossed out in red and written in “THIS IS A CAT”

Looks like people 100 years ago had the same sense of humour as us when it came to filling out the Census form, although I bet he wasn’t fined £1000 😉

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