Chairmen and Chairwomen
When the hand-written census records were transcribed, by MHMS volunteers or (outsoucers), some interesting and amusing discoveries were made. One of these is the large number of chairmen and chairwomen that were around in the Georgian and Regency times.
In those times, domestic servants were common (that is to say, not rare), and “charwoman” was a frequent entry. In some cases, this has been misread by transcribers as “chairwoman”.