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Humphrey Nelson Fawcett



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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1859, Maryport, Cumberland

Date and Place of Death: 23rd February 1929, Annan, Dumfriesshire  

Nationality: British (Scottish mother).

Childhood: 2nd of at least 4 children.


Parents: Joseph L and Sarah nee Nelson.  

Parent’s occupations: Ironmonger and earthenware dealer.


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Bank clerk  

Place of residence at Gretna: 12-10 Canberra Road, Gretna  

Job title at Gretna: Clerk.


Marital status: Married Louisa Maria Bowman at Carlisle.  

Children: Two children.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Humphrey Nelson Fawcett was born in Maryport, Cumberland in 1859 to Joseph L and Sarah nee Nelson. Sarah was Scottish.  


1861- living at Crosscanonby near Maryport, father an ironmonger.  


1871- 4 English Street, Carlisle. Father an earthenware dealer. Humphrey the 2nd of 4 children.  


1881- Eden Place, Stanton, Cumberland, Working as a clerk Nephew to the head of household.  


Q3 1887 married Louisa Maria Bowman at Carlisle.  


1891- bank clerk living at 22 Howard Terrace, Rickergate, Carlisle  


1901- same occupation and address as 1891.  


1911- 24 Brook Street, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, 6 rooms. Storekeeper clerk. He and Louisa have had 2 children.  


WW1- too old for active military service. Employed at H M Factory Gretna as a clerk living at 12-10 Canberra Road, Gretna (Electoral Register).


23rd February 1929 died at 18 Burnside Road, Annan and buried in Rigg Cemetery.



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