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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Michael Bousfield
Date and place of birth: 1st January 1871 Hartley, Kirby Stephen, Westmorland
Date and Place of Death: 22nd January 1949, Grinsdale Bridge, Kirkandrews on Eden
Childhood: 6th of 9
Parents: Thomas Bousfield and Sarah nee Hastwell
Parents occupations: Butcher journeyman
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Post office clerk
Place of residence at Gretna: Kirkandrews
Marital status: Married
Children: 2. One of these, Henry also worked at H.M. Factory Gretna.
Michael Bousfield 1871-1949
Michael Bousfield ( sometimes listed incorrectly as Bonfield ) was born in Hartley, Kirby Stephen, Westmorland on 1st January 1871 to Thomas Bousfield and Sarah nee Hastwell. The 1871 census lists his father as a butcher.
1881- living at Hartley, father now a butcher journeyman. Michael the 6th of 9 children. B/B/G/G/B/B/B/B/B
1891- Michael is boarding at 6 Sefton St, Southport – a post office clerk.
April 1897, married Ellen Hughes at Barrow in Furness.
1901- at 2 Beacham RD, Southport with wide Annie, son Henry Hartley Bousfield born Burnley1899 and daughter Dorothy born Southport in 1901. Now a postal clerk.
1911 living at Hereford House, Rockcliffe, Carlisle in 5 rooms. They have only had 2 children. Postal clerk General post office H M Government.
WW1 – Michael was too old for military service so perhaps was employed at Gretna for the duration as a postal worker.
1921, Michael, Ellen , Henry Hartley plus 1 other are living at Kirk Andrews upon Eden.
1939- living at Grinsdale Bridge, Kirk Andrews- post office worker retired.
22nd January 1949 died at Grinsdale Bridge.