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Fawcett Gray

Police Constable
Birthplace Kings County Geashill IrelandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 4 Factory Police Camp Eastriggs Scotland Date of Birth: March 3, 1853 Date of Death: January 19, 2022


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Fawcett Gray 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 03/03/1853, at Geashill, Kings County, Ireland (4) 

Date and Place of Death: 1933 aged 80  at Edmonton, Essex (1) 

Nationality: Irish 




Born in Ireland, unable to find out any  information about siblings. 


Parents: Father: James Gray (1) 

                Mother:    Ann (4)             

Parent’s occupations: Father was a farmer (1) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  

 Occupation: Police constable / bus conductor (3) (4) 

Place of residence at Gretna: 4, Factory Police Camp, Eastriggs 

Job title at Gretna: Police constable 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name):1st marriage – Sarah Beckett, born 1851 in Foxford, Co. Mayo, Ireland. (2) (3) (6) 

Date of marriage: 1874 (6) 

Place/Parish of marriage: Swineford, County Mayo, Ireland (6) 

2nd marriage – Louisa Notley (widow) born 1856 (1) 

Date of marriage: 27/12/1914 

Place of marriage: All Hallows Church, Tottenham  

Children: With Sarah – Anne born 1874  

                                            John born 1876  

                                           Jane born 1877   

                                           Fawcett born 22/10/ 1879  

                                            Sarah Louise born ? 1884 

                                           Diana Susan born 03/01/1882 

                                           William born 1888        (1) (2) (3) (7) (8)      



Trivia / any other information:  Fawcett was a labourer before he  joined the Royal Irish Constabulary on 06/04/1872, aged 19. His police number was 38568. He was allocated to County Mayo on 31/10/1872. (5) 

According to the Petty Session records of Foxford, Co. Mayo, he made a number of arrests concerning people having no dog licenses, and allowing their cows to wander on a public road. 

Fawcett resigned from the Irish police force on 04/01/1874 “ to better himself ” and moved to London.  (5) 

He joined the police at Great Scotland Yard on 16/03/1874 and was appointed acting sergeant on 12/04/1885. (4) 

In 1881 he was living in 1, Victoria Villas, Chestnut Road, Tottenham with his wife Sarah and three children (2) 

He resigned from the police (Highgate Division) on 16/07/1889 on a pension of £24 19s. 3d per annum. He was described as being 5 ft. 8 1/4 inches tall, brown hair, grey eyes and a fair complexion. His address at the time of his resignation was 27, Ranelagh Road, Wood Green, London. (4) 

In 1901 he was living at 16 Hartington Road, Tottenham and by then had seven children. His occupation is given as a bus conductor.  (3) 

In 1918 he was a Police Constable at Gretna Factory and lived in Eastriggs with his wife Louisa. He died in Edmonton, Essex in 1933 aged 80. (1)  

Further links, notes, and comments: 

  1. Ancestry BMD 
  2. Ancestry 1881 census 
  3. Ancestry 1901 census 
  4. Ancestry Metropolitan Police Pension Registers 
  5. Find my past Royal Irish Constabulary Service Records 
  6. Find my past BMD 
  7. Find my past 1939 register 
  8. GRO indexes 

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