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Christopher Wilson

Birthplace Casterton Place of Death Norwood Date of Birth: March 26, 1861 Date of Death: November 11, 1943


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Christopher Wilson
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 26th March 1861 Casterton, Westmorland
Date and Place of Death: 11th November 1943, Norwood, Preston
Nationality: English
Childhood: Eldest of at least 5.
Parents: Henry Wilson and Jane nee Stephenson
Parents occupations: Agricultural labourer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  N/K
Occupation: Police Sergeant
Place of residence at Gretna: Longtown
Marital status: Married
9 , 7 living
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Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
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Christopher Wilson 1861-1943

Christopher Wilson was born in Casterton, near Kendal, Westmorland, on 26th March  1861 to Henry Wilson and Jane nee Stephenson.

1861 census – living a High Casterton, Norwood Farm  at paternal grandparents house with his mother.

1871- living ta Barbon, close to Casterton. Father an agricultural labourer. Christopher eldest of 5 children. B/G/G/BG

1881 – living at Barbon. Father and Christopher geral labourers.

15th July 1885 married Alice Maychell Howson at Barbon

1891- Living at Kirk Lee?? , Chipping, Lancaster. A police constable . 3 daughters.

1901- Blackburn Road, Heapey, Lancashire. Police sergeant.

1911- Police Sergeant, Lancashire County Constabulary. Living at Walton-le-Dale police station, Preston. 6 rooms. Had 9 children, 7 living.

WW1 – too old for military service – possibly served with Gretna Police.

1921- living at Kirkandrews Nether, Longtown, Carlisle and listed as a retired Gretna worker.  Christopher, Alice Maychell, Christopher Henry and 1 other on the record.

1939- living at Norwood Sheep Hill Lane New Longton, Preston. A retired police sergeant.

Son Christopher also listed – an aircraft fitter born 1898.

11th November 1943 died at Norwood, Preston Norwood Sheep Hill Lane, Farington ,Preston aged 82

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