Help reading Prussian area

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by amberdog45, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Prussia.JPG Writing example.JPG
    Can any of your eagle eyed folks help me decipher the word after Prussia please? I think it begins with B. This was taken from the 1871 census. The entry Message Boy leads me to think it begins with B. Many thanks

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  2. papiermache

    papiermache WO 356 Mechanic

    "Britishsub" to me: short for "British subject" ? See capital "B" and 'lower case' "s" in "Message boy" and "b" in "Labourer".
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  3. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    I think you could be right papermache. Family research, always leads to more questions than answers. Thanks for your input and time.
  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    I agree, British Subject.
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  5. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Thanks Tony. Now I'm left wondering why the census enumerator noted that. I thought it was an area of Berlin perhaps. Going to have to see if the Manchester records survive for the Newbridge workhouse 1875 where he died.
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Only just logged on but agree that it is British sub.


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