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Philip Glasson Williams

Birthplace Plymouth Place of Death Carlisle Date of Birth: October 26, 1852 Date of Death: June 13, 1929


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Philip Glasson Williams
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 26th October 1852 Oreston, Plymouth
Date and Place of Death:13th June 1929 Cardew, Dalston, Carlisle

Childhood: Middle one of 5
Parents: James and Mary nee Glasson
Parents occupations: Breakwater labourer and shopkeeper
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Butcher when very young then prison warder
Place of residence at Gretna:Probably 29 Lorne St, Carlisle
Marital status: Married
Children: 3 girls and 1 boy
Travels: N/K
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: Chief prison officer Carlisle Jail- closed in 1922 so possibly the last one
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Carlisle Archives hold records relating to staff at Carlisle Jail in 1899

Philip Glasson Williams 1852-1929
Philip Glasson Williams was born on 26 October 1852 at Oreston, Plymouth to James and Mary nee Glasson
1861 – living at Plymstock, Plymouth. Father a breakwater labourer and shopkeeper. B/B/B/G/G
1871- Philip is a butcher. The address is still Plymstock.
Q1 1877- Philip married Charlotte Jane Adams in Devon.
1881 Philip and Charlotte plus 2 daughters and one son living at 2 Camden Street, Plymouth. Philip is a prison warder at Plymouth prison.
1891 they are living at 14 Ladywell Place, Plymouth and now have another daughter.
1901- Philip now widowed and living at 23 Lorne St, Carlisle with 2 daughters. He is principal prison officer at the long gone Carlisle Jail. Closed in 1922.

Carlisle County Gaol and House of Correction

1911 -29 Lorne St Carlisle, 5 rooms with son and daughter. Now described as chief prison officer Carlisle Prison.
WW1 far too old for military service but is described as a retired or ex Gretna worker on 1921 census so must have been employed at Gretna and travelled from his home address.
1921 – living with Nellie, Edward plus 4 others in Dalston.
Philip died on 13th June 1929 at Cardew, Dalston, Carlisle aged 77.

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