Was Your Ancestor a Policeman

(mainly 19th century)



LISTED BELOW, ARE THE NAMES OF POLICEMEN, THAT HAVE BEEN EXTRACTED FROM VARIOUS RECORDS FOUND AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT RECORD OFFICE, THE DATES SHOWN DO NOT REFLECT THE LENGTH OF THEIR SERVICE, JUST THE DATES OF RECORDS FOUND.  AT THE END OF EACH NAME, I HAVE PUT THE SOURCE OF EACH ITEM.  I WILL BE HAPPY TO SUPPLY ANY ENQUIRER, WITH FURTHER DETAILS OF THE PERSONS BELOW.


I shall be adding names all the time, so please re-visit the page now and again.  I would welcome any additions that you may have, also your comments and ideas.

ADAMS William (PC) .. of Southsea - June 1862 - sons baptism.
ADAMS Andrew (PC) .. Brading, Feb 1887 - daughters baptism.
ADAMS (PC) .. Shanklin, Jan 1889 - IOW County Press page 2.
ADAMS-CONNOR Harry George (Capt) .. (Chief Constable) - Kellys Directory 1910/1915/1935.
ALLEN William (PC) .. Newport, Feb 1838 - daughters baptism.
ARNOLD (PC) .. Carisbrooke, Mar 1915 - child burial. 
ATTRILL William (PC) .. Newport, Jan 1889 - IOW County Press page 2.
ATWELL George Frank (PC) .. July 1914 - burial Carisbrooke.
AYRES William (Chief Insp) .. Newport - Kellys Directory 1898.
BAGLEY (PC) .. Sandown, July 1876 - IOW Chronicle.
BAIN (PC) .. Newport, June 1905 - IOW County Press page 2.
BAIN (PC) .. Sandown, Aug 1907 - birth of dau.
BEAVES Thomas .. Brading1848-1850. Other details available.
BENNETT Henry (Sgnt) .. East Cowes - Kellys Directory 1910.
BENNETT John (PC) .. of Ventnor 1845 - Baptisms.
BIGNELL J.T. (PC) .. Niton - Kellys Directory 1898.
BIGNELL (Inspector) .. Cowes, May 1906 - IOW County Press page 8.
BILES Charles Arthur (PC) .. Shanklin 1847, Brading 1849, Ventnor 1851-1853 - Bapts.
BROOME (PC) .. Newport, Mar 1907 - IOW County Press.
BROWN (PC) .. E,Cowes Feb 1923 ex Met Constabulary attended funeral - IOW County Press.
BROWNE Edmund (pensioner) .. June 1919 burial - retired from Co, Kerry.
BUCKLAND (PC) .. Ryde 1887/1893 - IOW County Press.
BUDDEN Thomas (PC) .. Arreton - Kellys Directory 1898.
BULL James (PC) .. Newport 1839 - Vectis Directory.
BUNGAY (PC) .. West Cowes, Jan 1900 - IOW County Press (see Snippets).
CAMPBELL Thomas (Supt) .. Newport - Post Office Directory 1855.
CASS T.C. .. Newport, Feb 1887 - IOW County Press page 6.
CASS (Div Sgnt) .. Yarmouth, Jan 1906 - Retirement presentation IOW County Press.
CASS Thomas (Insp) .. Newport - Kellys Directory 1910.
CATCHLOVE (PC) .. Newport, Mar 1861 - IOW Observer.
CATCHLOVE George (PC) .. Wootton Bridge, Apr 1861 - birth of son.
CAVE (PC) .. Newport, Nov 1852 - IOW Observer.
CHAPMAN Thomas (late) .. E.Cowes Feb 1923 former Met Police - Obit County Press 
CHASE (PC) .. Sandown, Jan 1885 injured in riot - IOW County Press.
CHASE G. (PC) .. Lake, Apr 1891 - IOW County Press page 2.
CHICK Charles (PC) .. Cowes, Jan 1840 - sons baptism.
COLEMAN (PC) .. Newport, Feb 1886 - IOW County Press page 6.
COLEMAN Harry (PC) .. East Cowes, Oct 1887 - births of dau/son (twins).
COLEMAN (PC) .. Ryde, Jan 1889 - IOW County Press page 3.
COLEMAN Harry (Inspector) .. Sandown, Oct 1907 - retirement - IOW County Press.
COOK John (PC) .. Newport 1839 - Vectis Directory.
COOPER (PC) .. Cowes, May 1898 - IOW County Press page 2.
COOPER Charles Frank (PC) .. Ventnor, June 1899 - Marriage.
CORNWALL (PC) .. East Cowes, 1889 - member of Metropolitan Force stationed at Osborne.
COUSENS (PC) .. Ryde, Dec 1884 - IOW County Press page 6.
DAILY John (PC) .. Newport, Mar 1907 - IOW County Press. 
DANIELS James (Sgnt) .. Joined Hants 1846/Yarmouth 1864/Haylands 1870/Oakfield 1872/Pensioned 1881.
DANIELS William (PC) .. Ventnor 1881/He moved to mainland and was Inspector by 1900.
DANIELS Walter (Sgnt) .. Portsmouth City - although not on the IOW, was of same family.
(the above DANIELS family details given and used with kind permission of Lynn Croucher)
DAWSON John (PC) .. Ryde, Apr 1847 - sons baptism.
DEBENHAM Arthur (PC) .. Brighstone Apr 1933 - IOW County Press page 15.
DENNESS (Act Sgnt) .. Ryde, May 1906 - IOW County Press page 2.
DEPTFORD Henry (PC) .. Yarbridge, Sept 1888 - birth of son,
DEPTFORD Henry (PC) .. Newport 1894-1896 School Adm Reg.
DEPTFORD Henry (PC) .. Godshill - Kellys Directory 1898. 
ELDERFIELD Henry D. (PS) 35 .. Cowes 1871 census [b.Gt. Haseley, Oxford].
ELDRIDGE   Frank (PC) .. Newport 1887-1897 - County Press & Nodehill School Adm Reg.
ELDRIDGE (PC) .. Newport, Jan 1890 - IOW County Press
FAWSTELL (PC .. Ryde, Sept 1906 - IOW County Press page 2.
FLAHERTY (PC) .. Ryde, Feb 1886 - IOW County Press page 6.
FLATTERY (PC) .. Ryde, 1891 and 1896 - IOW County Press.
FLEMING (PC) .. Newport, 1887-1896 - County Press page 6 and Nodehill School Adm Reg.
FOSTER (Sgnt) .. Wroxall, Feb 1886 - IOW County Press page 6.
FOSTER (Sgnt) .. St Lawrence, Feb 1889 - IOW County Press page 2. 
FOSTER (Sgnt) .. Ventnor, Mar 1889 - promotion and move to Ringwood - IOW County Press.
FOYLE (PC) .. Freshwater, May 1898 - IOW County Press page 2.
FOYLE William (PC) .. Freshwater June 1907 - also Totland and Yarmouth Baptisms.
GALE Joseph (PC) 29 .. East Cowes census 1871 [b.West Meon, Hants] - 1160/ folio 67 
GALLAWAY James Henry (Insp) .. (Deputy Chief Constable) - Kellys Directory 1910.
GIBSON James (PC) 28 .. Cowes 1871 census [b.Alreston, Hants].
GIBSON (Sgnt) .. Newtown 1889 formerly from Gosport - move to Ventnor IOW County Press.
GILBERT Robert (PC) .. Cowes 1861 - Census RG9/652. folio 88b.
GOODALL (PC) .. Godshill, Jan 1889 - IOW County Press page 2.
GRANT George (Sgnt) .. Newport - Post Office Directory 1855.
GRAPES George (Inspector) .. Newport 1839 - Vectis Directory.
GRAPES (Inspector) .. Newport, Nov 1852 - IOW Observer.
GRAY James Henry (PC) .. Newport, Jan 1862 - birth of dau.
GRAY James Henry (PC) .. Freshwater Obit 1915 - 17 yrs in Old B'rgh Police at Newport in early days.
GREENSTREET (Chief Constable) .. Ryde, May 1906 - IOW County Press page 8.
GURNEY Ernest Cecil (Dep Chief Constable) .. Newport - Kellys Directory 1898.
HALE Frank (Sgnt) .. Newport, Sept 1890 - Nodehill School Adm Reg., and childrens bapts 1886/1889.
HALE Frank (Supt) .. Newport - Kellys Directory 1898.
HARRIS (PC) .. West Cowes, Jan 1893 - IOW County Press page 2.
HART (PC) .. Newport, Jan 1893 - IOW County Press page 2.
HAWKINS Henry (PC) .. Wootton, Apr 1891 - IOW County Press page 2.
HAWKINS Henry (PC/Insp) .. Sandown - Kellys Directory 1898/1915.
HAYES (PC) .. Oakfield Ryde, Jan 1893 - IOW County Press page 2.
HELYER (PC) .. Newport, Jan 1901 - retirement after 27 yrs - IOW County Press page 6.
HODSON William (PC) .. Carisbrooke Jan 1886 - Infant School Adm Reg.
HODSON (PC) .. Newport, Feb 1889 - IOW County Press page 2.
HODSON William (PC) .. Sandown - Kellys Directory 1898.
HOLDEN (PC) .. Whitwell, Nov 1852 - IOW Observer.
HOLDING (PC) .. Freshwater, Jan 1892 - IOW County Press page 3.
HORAN Edmund (Supt) .. Newport - Postal Directory 1865.
HORAN Edmund (Dep Chief Constable) .. Retirement - May 1879 Ryde & Ventnor Times *
HORN (PC) .. Cowes, Jan 1885 - IOW County Press.
HUTCHIN (PC) .. Oakfield Ryde, Jan 1893 - IOW County Press page 2.
HUTCHINS Charles (PC) .. Sandown 1841 - Census.
INGRAM Edward (PC) .. Bembridge, Apr 1861 - IOW Observer (Petty Sessions).
IVES James (PC) .. Freshwater, Aug 1866 - birth of son.
JACOBS (PC) .. Newport, Nov/Dec 1852 - IOW Observer.
JOHNSON Samuel (PC) .. Carisbrooke 1886 - Infant School Adm Reg.
JOHNSON (PS) .. Chale, May 1899 - retirement IOW County Press page 7.
JOHNSON William James (PC) .. Carisbrooke, 1901 census.
JOLLIFFE Frank (PC) .. Newport, Nov 1859/May 1861 - births of dau/son.
JUDD Henry (Sgnt) .. W.Cowes - Postal Directory 1865.
KEARLEY Cornelius (PC) .. Newport 1839 - Vectis Directory.
KENNEY (PC) .. Brading, May 1906 - IOW County Press page 2.
KENT John (PS) .. Cowes 1861 - Census RG9/652. folio 88b.
KING George (Sgnt) .. Yarmouth - Kellys Directory 1898.
KING Harry Cole (PC) .. Gurnard - Kellys Directory 1898.
KING William (Sgnt) .. Ryde, July 1861 - birth of dau
KING (PS) .. Ryde, Mar 1907 - IOW County Press.
LAWLER Thomas Walpole (PC) .. Carisbrooke, Apr 1861 - birth of son.
LAWLER Thomas (PC) .. Carisbrooke 1865 - Postal & Commercial Directory Hants & IOW.
LEES Thomas O. Hastings (Chief Constable) .. Newport - Kelly Directory 1898.
LOVE John (PC) .. Bembridge 1841 - Census 405/7. folio 23.
LUTTRELL (Sgnt) .. Shanklin, Feb 1889 page 2.
MAIR (PC) .. Ryde,  Apr 1861 - IOW Observer (Police Court).
MAIR (PC) .. Ryde, Aug 1862 - IOW Times (Petty Sessions)
MARSH (PC) .. Cowes, Jan 1886 - IOW County Press page 3.
MARTIN Edwin (PC+Sgnt)) .. Ryde, 1870-1881 bapts of children.
MARTIN George William (PC) .. of London - June 1866 - bapt of son in St Helens.
MARTIN (PS) .. Ryde, Dec 1884 - IOW County Press page 6.
MARTYN Isaac (Inspector) .. Ryde, Dec 1852 - family baptism. 
MATTHEWS George (PS) .. Newport, Jan 1889 - IOW County Press page 6.
MATTHEWS George (Insp) .. W.Cowes - Kellys Directory 1898.
MAVER (PC) .. East Cowes, May 1898 - IOW County Press page 2.
MCLAUGHLIN (PS) .. Cowes, Feb 1886 - IOW County Press page 6.
MEW James William (Sgnt) .. Shanklin - Kellys Directory 1910.
MITCHELL (Sgnt) .. Ryde, Aug 1862 - IOW Times (Petty Sessions).
MORRIS (PC) .. Freshwater, Jan 1885 - IOW County Press.
MORRIS George (PC) .. Freshwater, Feb 1885 - son's baptism.
NEWNHAM (PC) .. Ryde, Mar 1907 - IOW County Press.
PAUL (PC) .. Ryde, Apr 1922 going to West Riding Constabulary - IOW County Press.
PAULING (PC) .. Sandown, Jan 1885 Injured in Riot - IOW County Press.
PETTY (PC) .. Newport, Feb 1886 - IOW County Press page 6.
PEWNEY Walter (PC) .. Ryde, Apr 1891 - IOW County Press page 2.
PRATT (Sgnt) .. Ventnor, Dec 1852 - IOW Observer.
PRIDDLE George (PC) .. Godshill, Oct 1935 - retirement + photo - IOW County Press.
RAMPTON William (PC) .. Freshwater - Kellys Directory 1898.
RAMPTON (PC) .. Godshill, May 1906 - IOW County Press page 2.
RANSOM (Sgnt) .. Ventnor, Jan 1877 apprehended convict - Ryde & Ventnor Times. *
RANSOM (Supt) .. Newport, Jan 1885 - IOW County Press.
RAPKINS (PS) .. Sandown, Aug 1876 Presentation - IOW Chronicle.
REES (PC) .. Ryde, Nov 1892 - IOW County Press page 2.
ROWLAND (PC) .. East Cowes, Feb 1863 - IOW Times.
RUSSELL (PS) .. Sandown, Jan 1885 injured in riot - IOW County Press. 
RYAL (PC) .. Ventnor, Aug 1888 - IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times *
RYALL (PC) .. Ryde, May 1906/Mar 1907 - IOW County Press page 8.
RYALL Charles (PC) .. Yarmouth - Kellys Directory 1910.
SALTER William (Town Sgnt) .. Newport - Post Office Directory 1855.
SALTER William (Acting Supt) .. Newport, Jan 1889 - IOW County Press page 6.
SALTER (PC) .. Sandown, May 1898 - IOW County Press page 2.
SALTER John (Insp) .. Ryde (Chief Clerk) - Kellys Directory 1910.
SAUNDERS William (PC) .. Newport 1839 - Vectis Directory.
SAUNDERS William (Town Sgnt) .. Newport - Post Office Directory 1855.
SHARP (PC) .. Brighstone, Jan 1885 - IOW County Press.
SHARP Frederick (PC) .. Carisbrooke, Mar 1891 - Infant School Adm Reg.
SHOTTER John (PC) .. Bembridge - Kellys Directory 1910.
SIBBICK F. (Special) .. Newport Mar 1916 averted serious fire - IOW County Press
SIBBICK Oliver (Sgnt) .. Yarmouth - Kellys Directory 1915.
SIMMONDS William (PC) .. Chale - Kellys Directory 1910.
SKEATS William (PC) .. Kellys Directory 1915.
SMITH (PC) .. Ryde, Jan 1886 - IOW County Press page 3.
SMITH James (PC) .. Ryde, Jan 1893 - IOW County Press page 8.
SNOW (PS) .. E.Cowes Feb 1923 attended funeral - IOW County Press.
SOMMERVILLE (PC) .. Newport, Mar 1861 - IOW Observer.
SPANNER Thomas C. (PC) .. Newport, Apr 1887 - Nodehill School Adm Reg.
SPANNER (PS) .. Newport, Jan 1901 - retirement after 26 yrs - IOW County Press page 6.
STEPHENS (PC) .. Freshwater, June 1907 - Freshwater, Totland and Yarmouth Advertiser.
STEVENS Alfred (PC) .. Brighstone - Kellys Directory 1898.
STUBBS (PC) .. Newport, Nov 1852 - IOW Observer.
TARRANT Edwin (PC) .. Newport Police Stn, Dec 1861 - birth of dau.
TAYLOR Charles (PC) .. Cowes 1861 - Census RG9/652. folio 88b.
TERRY William (PC) 35 .. Ryde 1841 census 406/8. folio 24.
TILEY George (Town Sgnt) .. Ryde/Newport - death Newport 19 Jun 1896 - Obit County Press.
TILEY (PC) .. Ryde, Mar 1907 - IOW County Press.
TOLCHARD John (PC) .. Godshill, June 1856 - daughter's baptism.
TOOMER (PC) .. Ventnor, Mar 1889 - IOW County Press page 3.
TROKE (PC) .. Newbridge, Aug 1862 - IOW Times.
WALKER Geo (PC) .. Ventnor Hospital, Apr-June 1880 - from Kensington London.
WATSON (PC) .. Ryde, Dec 1884 - IOW County Press page 6.
WATSON (PS) .. Ryde, May 1906 - IOW County Press page 8.
WHITE George (Sgnt) .. Carisbrooke - Kellys Directory 1898.
WHITLOCK James (PC) .. Carisbrooke, Mar 1882 - Infant School Adm Reg.
WHITLOCK (PC) .. Binstead, Feb 1886 - IOW Coiunty Press page 6.
WILSON (PC) .. Newport, Mar 1907 - IOW County Press.
YOUNG George (PC) .. Shanklin, March 1893 - family baptism.


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note: Where "School Admission Registers" are mentioned, it is the sons or daughters that were admitted to the school and the PC's above listed as the parents.


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