Not just in the 1881 census. This is from the London Gazette of 1910. (I'd be interested in an etymology) SemperBlotto 17:11, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
Extra Pay for Kroomen, Seedies, & Goanese etc At the Court at Saint James's, the 31st May, 1910.
Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated 11th May, 1910, in the words following, viz. :
Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.
And whereas under Chapter XXXVIII of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service extra pay at various rates is authorized to be paid to Officers, Petty Officers, Men and Boys of Your Majesty's Navy when employed on extra duty
And whereas we are of opinion that the rates of extra pay therein laid down are in some. instances unnecessarily high when the extra duty is performed by the native ratings (Kroomen, Seedies, Goanese, &c.) employed in Your Majesty's ships on foreign stations
We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to pay such rates of extra pay in the case of native ratings, within the limits laid down in the above mentioned Regulations for European ratings, as we may from time to time determine.
The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.
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