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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Robert Ritson
Date and place of birth: 1878, Crosscanonby near Maryport, Cumberland
Date and Place of Death: Q2 1939, Carlisle
Childhood: 4th of 4
Parents: Robert and Mary
Parents occupations: Weighman
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Quartermaster/storeman and textile factory watchman
Place of residence at Gretna: N/K
Marital status: Married
Children: At least 4
Positions held: N/K
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Robert Ritson 1878-1939
Robert Ritson was born in 1878 at Crosscanonby near Maryport , West Cumberland to Robert and Mary nee Ritson
1881- living at Sun Inn, Crosby, Maryport. Father an agricultural labourer. Robert the 4th of 4 children.
1891- Sun Inn, Crosby. Father a weighman. Only Robert still at home with parents.
1901- grocer’s assistant at 66 Sheffield Road, Carlisle
1902- married Elizabeth Ann Rogerson at Carlisle
1911 – Freer Street, Carlisle . Grocer’s assistant. 3 daughters . Has had 4 children , 3 survived.
WW1 employed at Gretna.
1921 – listed as ex or retired Gretna worker . Robert, Elizabeth Ann , Doris and 4 others are on the record.
Q1 1939 – Elizabeth died , Q2 1939 Robert died at Carlisle aged 61