Police, Knighton, Radnorshire.

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  1. Chimp

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    I'm trying to find out who the local policeman was in Knighton.

    I have this so far.

    David Rogers b 1837 d 1920

    1871 Sergeant of Police - Police Station
    1881 Police Inspector & Deputy Chief Constable - Bridge St, Knighton
    1891 Police Inspector & Deputy Chief Constable- Bridge St, Knighton

    The Police Station was in Bridge Street. I have tried searching by address but none of the places show a police station or anything to do with the police in 1901.

    I can't find who was before him or after.

    Any clues on how to go about it?
     
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    Thanks very much Flook, hadn't thought of looking there.

    Sadly I don't really have time to go to the archives at the moment. Was hoping to find a reference in the censuses.
     
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    Joseph Constance was the police officer at the Police Station in 1851 > HO107 Piece 2494 fol. 127 page 36. Married with 6 children
     
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    Found it! :D

    RG13, piece 5181, folio 7, page 5

    Wm HOPTON, Mar, 49, Police Sergeant, b ????? Radnorshire

    Do you want the rest of the family?
     
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    Brilliant Flook. How did you find him. I tried all sorts to find something.
     
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    Thank you very much Jan, I don't know how you all do it. I must be thick :eek:.

    Would love the rest of the family, thank you.
     
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    Henry Verdon was a police office living in "Narrows" in 1841 - married with 2 children > HO107 Piece 1455 folio 6/27 page 21
     
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    Chimp I'll do the full entries later - I'm on a roll at the moment :)!
     
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    John Newman was a police sergeant living in "Pig Market" in 1861 with his wife but no children. He was a police sergeant >RG09 Piece 4233 folio 32 page 16
     
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    Keep Rolling :D you're both doing brilliantly.

    The old jail used to be where the clock tower now stands. That is at the bottom of the Narrows. The clock tower was built in 1872.
     
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    "Pig Market" hmm strange place to situate a police station :D
     
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    Thomas Pugh was a Police constable living with his wife and child in Norton(?) Street in 1891 >RG12 Piece 4582 folio 16 page 26
     
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    Here you go:
    Harriet HOPTON, dau, sing, 18, Housekeeper, b Presteign, Radnorshire
    Wm I HOPTON, son, sing, 16, Fitter in Brass, b Presteign, Radnorshire
    Mabel L HOPTON, dau, sing, 15, Scholar, b Clyso, Radnorshire
    Maria R HOPTON, dau, 14, Scholar, b Presteign, Radnorshire

    The address is Police Station, Bridge Street, the entry above just saying Police Court.

    By the way, although William says married, Mrs HOPTON is not there.
     
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    Thank you very much indeed Jan {-(^^)-}
     
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    Joseph Normington was a Police constable living in Market Street with his wife & 2 children in 1881 > RG11 Piece 5472 folio 17 page 27
     
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    Oh so there was more than one policeman in 1881. Market st is where the old Pig Market used to be.
     
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    William Bufton (?) Police Sergeant living with his wife in the
    Police Station Knighton in 1911 > RG14 PN33651 SN28
     
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    William Aspley police constable living as a boarder at 14 Norton Street in 1911 >RG14 PN33651 SN100
     
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    Yep - I have him in 1901 as well amongst this little lot:

    RG13, piece 5180, folio 24, page 11, Hereford Road:
    Johnstone BAILLIE, Head, Mar, 25, Police Constable, b Aldbur (?), Scotland

    RG13, piece 5181, folio 35, page 17, Castle Bank:
    James DAVIES, Mar, 69, Police Constable Retired, b Llandegly (?), Rad
    William BUFTON, single, 31, Police Constable, b Nantivel, Rad

    RG13 piece 5182 folio 7 page 5, Oxford Arms, Beguildy (?):
    Frank JOHNS, Head, Mar, 32, Police Constable, b Coserton, Pembroke

    RG13 piece 5182 folio 99 page 18, Upper Shop, Bucknell:
    Albert E LEALAND, Boarder, Single, 28, Police Constable, b Wrockwardine, Salop

    RG13 piece 5183 folio 46 page 4, Woodside Police Station:
    William WATKINS, Head, Mar, 31, Police Constable, b New Radnor, Rad
     
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