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John English


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :John English
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth 1854, Longtown, near Carlisle, Cumberland
Date and Place of Death: October 1926, Carlisle
Nationality: British
Childhood: 3rd of 3 sons
Parents: James and Margaret nee Irving
Parents occupations: Not known
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Black and whitesmith
Place of residence at Gretna:N/K
Marital status: Married
Children: At least 2
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Positions held: N/K
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Mini Biography

John English 1854- 1926

John English was born in Longtown, near Carlisle, Cumberland in 1854 to James and Margaret nee Irving. The 3rd of 3 sons

1861- visitor at the Irvings at Albert Street, Longtown.

1871- Solway Street, Rickergate with older brother William

Q2 1875- married Ann McCall

1881- Eden Terrace, Stanwix. A blacksmith. Wife Ann and 1 son.

1891- Eden Terrace. 1 son aged 15 a fitter. John a black and whitesmith.

1901- 13 Fusehill Street, Blacksmith. Son 26 and his wife also at this address.

1911- 13 Close Street, 4 rooms. Son and wife present and they have 2 children.

WW1 employed at Gretna

1921 – John, Ann, James plus 3 others in Carlisle listed as an ex or retired Gretna worker.

October 1926 died in Carlisle aged 72

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