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Name: William Robertson

Burial Number: 1606

Gender: Male

Occupation: Policeman

Born: 11/5/1848

Died: 19/2/1935

Buried: 23/02/1935


William Proctor Robertson, jnr, was the son of William Proctor , snr, a miller, and Charlotte, née Squires. He was born on 11 May 1848 at Eaton in Norfolk. He joined the Metropolitan Police Force at Old Scotland Yard on 19 June 1876 and served as a police constable in “C” and “V” divisions and as Sergeant in “T” division. His weekly wage was £2 2s. When he retired on 19 September 1901 after 25 years 89 days service he was entitled to a yearly pension of £67 18s 9d. William married a widow, Mary Ann Ayling, née Johnson, on 4 October 1879 at St George’s Hanover Square. They had no children, She died in 1884 and William married Mary Elizabeth Cooper on 13 October 1885. They had four daughters with somewhat pretentious names. Mary Grace Gwendoline b1887, Ethel Gladys b 1889, Elizabeth Hyacinth Elfreda b 1890 and Constance Clementine b 1892. At the time he retired William was described as 53 years old and 5’ 7 ¾ “ tall with grey hair, hazel eyes and a fresh complexion. By 1911, he , his wife, and two of their daughters were living at 14, Milton Street, Worthing. When he died in 1935 his address was still Milton Street but at no. 18. His wife had died in 1929 so he left his effects of £625 16s to be administered by his daughter, Mary G G Robertson.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 12

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In dearest memory of Mary Elizabeth Robertson a devoted wife and mother who fell asleep in Jesus April 2nd 1929 aged 78 years "Sleep on beloved" Also William Proctor Robertson husband of the above aged 86 1935 "Christ my rock, hope and life eternal"

Further Information


Name: William Proctor Robertson

Gender: Male

Born: 11/5/1848

Town: Known

County: Norfolk

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 4/10/1879

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Ayling

Town of Marriage: Hanover Square

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/2/1935

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 18

Address line 3: Milton Street

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £625 16 s 0 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Eaton Street, Norfolk – William Robertson, 23, head, journeyman miller; Charlotte Robertson, 28, wife; William Robertson, 5, son; Clara ? , 2 ? weeks, daughter;


Living at Eaton , Norfolk – William Robertson, 33, head, journeyman miller; Charlotte Robertson, 35, wife; William Robertson, 12, son; Clara Robertson, 10. daughter; Lewis ? Robertson, 8, son; Catherine , 6, daughter; ? , 5, daughter; Caroline Robertson, 5, daughter; Cecilia Robertson, 2, daughter;


Living at 6a Ferrier Street, Wandsworth, London – William Robertson, 32, head, police officer; Mary Robertson, 30, wife;


Living at Leigh Cottage, Twickenham, Middlesex  – William P Robertson, 42, head, police sergeant; Mary E Robertson, 36, wife; Mary G G Robertson, 3, daughter; Ethel G Robertson, 2, daughter; Elizabeth H E Robertson, 1, daughter;


Living at 25, Heath Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex – William Proctor Robertson, 52, head, Sergeant Metropolitan Police; Mary Elizabeth Robertson, 45, wife; Mary Grace Gwendoline Robertson, 13, daughter, dressmaker; Ethel Gwaldys Robertson, 12, scholar; Elizabeth Hyacinth Elfrda Robertson, 11, daughter, scholar; Constance Clementine Robertson, 9, daughter, scholar; Arthur Joseph White, 30, boarder, stocktaker;


Living at 14, Milton Street, Worthing – William Proctor Robertson, 62, head, Police pensioner; Mary Elizabeth Robertson, 56, wife; Mary Grace Gwendoline Robertson, 23, daughter, dressmaker; Constance Clementine Robertson, 19, daughter, student part time student teacher; Eva Constance Mills, 21, boarder, milliner;


14 Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
William Proctor Robertson
M 1848 73 Eaton, Norfolk, England Police Pensioner
Mary Elizabeth Robertson
F 1855 66 Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire Home Duties
Mary Grace Gwendoline Robertson
F 1887 34 Richmond, Surrey, England Dressmaker Own Account
Constance Clementine Forrest
F 1892 29 Twickenham, Middlesex Home Duties
Constance Molly Forrest
F 1919 2 Worthing, Sussex, England
Charles Frederick Wales
M 1886 34 Limpsfield, Surrey, England Night Telephonist London Telephone Service
Kate Wales
F 1884 37 Croydon, Surrey, England Home Duties
Florence May Wales
F 1912 9 Carshalton, Surrey, England
Margaret Wales
F 1920 1 Sutton, Surrey, England

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