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Robert Quayle Cretney

Hostel keeper
Date of Death: August 17, 1924


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Robert Quayle Cretney


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1861, Douglas, Isle of Man

Date and Place of Death: 17th August 1924, Peel, Isle of Man


Nationality: British /Manx


Childhood: The eldest of at least 6 children


Parents: Robert and Ann nee Quayle


Parent’s occupations: Farmer


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


Occupation: Hostel keeper


Place of residence at Gretna: C5, Eastriggs


Job title at Gretna: Hostel keeper.


Marital status: Married Ann Jane Cowin.


Children: 6 children of which 4 survived.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:


Robert Quayle Cretney was born in 1861 at Douglas Isle of Man to Robert and Ann nee Quayle.


1861- living at 6 Bond Street, Conchen, Douglas. Father a grocer


1871- living at Ballcoates, Braddan. Father a farmer of 120 acres, 12 labourer and 2 boys. Robert the eldest of 6 children.


11th November 1884 married Ann Jane Cowin at Braddan, IOM. Subsequently had 6 children.


1891- at Ballacks House, Braddan, IOM, a farmer.


1901 – 19, Rose Mount, Concha, Douglas. A game keeper’s assistant


1911- 1, Esplanade, Douglas- boarding house keeper- 14 rooms. Had 6 children.


April 1915 – address was 1 Church Road, Douglas. (local electoral register)


WW1 – too old for active military service. Employed at H M Factory Gretna as a hostel keeper, C5 Eastriggs (Valuation Roll)


1921-Robert Quayle, Thomas Alfred, Amy and 3 others are on the record at Conchem IOM.


17th August 1924- died at Peel, I O M




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