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From: Michael J Hulme <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Occupation in 1841 census
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 19:47:05 +0000
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Hello Kristina

If you have a look at the Old Occupations web site at you will find that Flatman / Floatman
is defined as:-

Boatman on a flat bottom boat (a flat) used in shallow waters (mainly
rivers and canals) for transport. The term also came to refer to
shallow-draft coastal sailing vessels.

There is a link to additional information on the above web site.

Shropshire, UK

Kristina Cameron wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I am having trouble deciphering an occupation in the 1841 census in
> Great Budworth (Witten cum Swanbrooks) Northwich, not sure if that is right
> either.
> The person in question is Richard Verdin age 50 with his wife Ellen.
> It looks like 'Flatman" can anyone please help me decipher it or does anyone
> know what this occupation is.
> Thankyou kindly
> Kindest Regards
> Kristina Cameron (NZ)
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