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Florence Emily Mansworth

Member of the Women’s Police Service
Date of Birth: January 14, 1863 Date of Death: January 31, 1945


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Florence Emily Mansworth nee Swetman  


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 14th January 1863, Mile End Old Town, E London 

Date and Place of Death: 31st January 1945, Boscombe, Hampshire  

Nationality: British


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 

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

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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