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Long shot post? Old Lincolnshpolice police superintendents photographs
« on: Saturday 07 January 17 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi all
This post is a long shot but I have decided to post anyway. I am looking for old police photographs of superintendents that worked in Lincolnshire about 1911. I am looking for a Robert Wilkinson in particular who was a superintendent at Gainsborough police station in 1911. He was born in 1859 in Rutland Lincolnshire and was living at the police station with his wife and young family at the time. I have asked at the local station, they have nothing, I have trawled the internet and found odd bits (BMD) but what I really want is a photo of him. I have found a few cabinet portraits of sergeants that worked in Gainsborough, surely if I can find sergeant pictures there should be superintendent portraits somewhere. I have also asked local museums but nothing unfortunately. I have started to trace his family tree to see if I can get hold of living relatives but only got to the 1920s and his grand kids disappear. I did say it was a long shot but I know all you guys are great and will try your best. Thanks in advance xx


I think I am in touch with someone from this family.... A widdowson.... With Robert Cecil Wilkinson in her questions...

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Re: Long shot post??
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 January 17 18:15 GMT (UK) »
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He was born in 1859 in Rutland Lincolnshire

I think you mean he was born in Seaton - Rutland
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Re: Long shot post??
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 07 January 17 18:22 GMT (UK) »
Yeah sorry, Seaton Rutland x

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Re: Long shot post??
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 January 17 11:23 GMT (UK) »
There are some details about Robert and his family:-

Memorial Inscriptions:
Robert Wilkinson age 81 died 27 Feb 1941
Husband of Mary Ann Wilkinson
Cemetery Location Scartho Road, Grimsby

Mary Ann Wilkinson died 19 Aug 1937
Wife of Robert
Cemetery Location Scartho Road, Grimsby

John Harry Wilkinson (son?) age 30 died 21 Oct 1928
Cemetery Location Scartho Road, Grimsby

Robert Cecil Wilkinson born 11 Feb 1893
Baptised in Leadenham on 16 Mar 1893
Son of Robert, Police Sergeant, and Mary Anne

Robert Cecil Wilkinson age 32 born in Leadenham, Lincolnshire, in 1893
Enlisted in Royal Tank Corps on 22 Apr 1925

Married Ethel Widdowson, formerly Pycroft, in 1920.
Officer in the Indian Army died in 1968.
Two daughters - Ethel M and Diana LI

David

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Re: Long shot post??
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 January 17 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks you guys.
dcbnwh,  can ask where you found the marriage piece for Robert cecil Wilkinson, I have Ethels surname as Pycroft, I cant see anywhere where it mentions the widdowson name?

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Re: Long shot post??
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 January 17 07:39 GMT (UK) »
I'm not sure where David got the Marriage info from but FreeBMD has a marriage reg June 1911 in Nottingham.
Ethel WIDDOWSON and Harold L PYCROFT on same page.

Death Reg 1913 for Harold age 27

Trish :)
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Re: Long shot post??
« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 January 17 09:41 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, I should have mentioned the marriage, which is as Trish mentioned, and there some trees with her surname. I wondered if the owner might have a photograph, although they don't have Robert's father

http://www.whosyerdad-e.com/families-w/family.php?famid=F147&ged=14022007kk.ged

http://www.mytrees.com/ancestry-family/wi003740-184-548/Robert-Wilkinson-Born-1893.html

Also, Freebmd also has Diana M (not LI) and Ethel M - mother's maiden name Widdowson.

There is a possible marriage for Diana in 1949 in Nottingham but possibly still living.

David

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 09 January 17 12:35 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Long shot post? Old Lincolnshpolice police superintendents photographs
« Reply #8 on: Monday 09 January 17 14:44 GMT (UK) »
I can't find a picture of Robert but I have found one of his daughter Diana at her wedding.

She may still be alive, so I can't give the full details.

The picture is in the Nottingham Evening Post 22 April 1949.

David

P.S. see - http://www.family-announcements.co.uk/stoke/view/2657588/stuart-armstrong-timms