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