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Florence Emily MansworthMember of the Women’s Police Service
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Florence Emily Mansworth nee Swetman
Date and Place of Birth: 14th January 1863, Mile End Old Town, E London
Date and Place of Death: 31st January 1945, Boscombe, Hampshire
Childhood: The second of seven children
Parents: William Odel Swetman and Mary Ann Elizabeth nee Hopkins
Parent’s occupations: East India Merchant Clerk
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Place of residence at Gretna: Women’s Police Barracks No. 2, Gretna
Job title at Gretna: Police Constable at Gretna
Marital status: Married twice. Widowed prior to employment at Gretna.
In 1891 she married married William Mansworth. He died in 1906.
On 20th November 1923 she married Martin Neary at Southampton.
Children: 3 sons, one died shortly after birth
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Florence Emily Swetman was born on 14th January 1863 at Mile End, London to William ODel and Mary Ann Elizabeth nee Hopkins. Second of seven children.
1871- 31 Redmans Street, Mile End, London. Father an East India Merchant Clerk.
1891-Hardwck Villa, Leyton, E. London. Father a fire insurance clerk.
1891 – married William Mansworth, draper’s collector
1895- son born and died
1901- 29, Senrab Street, Mile End Old Town. 2 children.
1906- husband died in a workhouse hospital.
1915 – 14, Stainsby Road, Poplar E. London at son’s enlistment.
1916 – youngest of 2 surviving sons killed in action in France aged 19.
1918/19- employed as a Police constable at H M Factory Gretna living at Women’s Police Barracks No 2, Gretna. (Electoral Register) Listed as Mrs Florence E Mansworth
1921 – Only Florence Emily on the record in Southampton
20th November 1923- married Martin Neary at Southampton
31st January 1945 – died at Royal Victoria Hospital, Boscombe, Hampshire of St Wilfreds South Avenue, New Milton aged 82.
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