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Mary Hermione Feildon

Police Officer at the Women’s Police Service
Birthplace Derbyshire Mugginton Place of Death Surrey Oxted Date of Birth: April 6, 1886 Date of Death: May 27, 1977


Information supplied through Research Project led by Nigel Crompton.
Name: Mary Hermione Feildon
DoB: 06 April 1886
Place of birth: Mugginton, Derbyshire
Parents: Randle & Gertrude Ermin (nee Bellairs)
Parental Home: The Rectory, Mugginton
Siblings: Everard Henry (1875-1966), Ermin Alice (1879-1958)
Spouse: John Henry Money
Date of Wedding: 1920
Children : Walford James (1922-1925), Godfrey John (1922-2004) (Twins) Half-brother Frank (1915-1985)
Marital home(s) : Cowgate, Heckington, nr Sleaford
Employment: Not located on 1911 census
1911 Census: Not located on 1911 census
Date of death: 27 May 1977
Location: Blunt House, Oxted, SurreyGretna details
Name: Mary Hermione Feildon
Clock No
Date joining: Not known
Date leaving: Not known
Addresses: Women’s Police Barracks No1, Gretna
Rank on start: PC
Promotion: Not known
1921 Census : Living at Cowgate, Heckington, nr Sleaford (see copy)
Addresses after Gretna:
1937 – 3 Egmont Road, Sutton
1939 – Pucks Knoll, Puncknowle, Dorset

Additional information

Mary Hermione Feildon appears to have possessed a natural flair for any aspect of theatre! Born into the family of a rural Rector in Derbyshire, after the 1891 census all trace of her has so far eluded any sign until we find her stationed in the police at Gretna and organizing theatrical revues! She met and married John Henry Money in 1920. John ran a successful band and Hermione joined the local amateur dramatic group, the Heckington Strollers. Several of their performances were reported in the local Sleaford press. However, in 1922 the couple were blessed with twin boys, and this might account for the sudden stopping of reports of am dram! Her husband was a widower with a child from his previous marriage. Tragically, one of the twins, Walford, died in 1925.  During the 1930’s the family moved to Sutton in Surrey but by the time of the 1939 were living in a small village in Dorset, near Chesil Beach and Abbotsbury.  John died in the mid 1950’s in Chichester whilst Mary passed away in Oxted, Surrey on 27 May 1977.

Sources Consulted

Item consulted
Ancestry UK
English/ Welsh Census 1891, 1901,

1911, 1921, 1939 registration

Census, electoral registers

Births, Marriages, Deaths, Burial/ Cemetery records

Immigration and travel
British Newspaper Archive
Local, National & Scottish Newspapers
National Archives Kew
Ministry of Munitions & Women Police Service
National Archives Edinburgh
Gretna Police Area records
Devils Porridge Museum Archives
Valuation Roll for Gretna

Electoral Register 1918-1919
Dumfries Archives
Police & Court records
Births, Marriages, Deaths

Valuation Roll for Gretna
Court, prison and legal records
Bow Street Court and Holloway Prison
Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre
Early members of Metropolitan Police Patrol

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