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Sargeant Charles Critchley,

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Derek Report 15 Mar 2013 22:59

Searching for living relatives or any information about Sargeant Charles Critchley of the Gloucester Costabulary about 1880. He lived in Bearland next to the prison. I believe he had great grandsons Clive and Colin. There was an article about him in the Gloucester Citizen March 9, 1990.
Derek Critchley

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 15 Mar 2013 23:11

Have you tried Search then Search All Trees at the top?

According to this, he was born c1849

Name: Charles Critchley
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jane Critchley
Gender: Male
Where born: Gloster, Gloucestershire, England
Civil parish: Gloucester St Nicholas
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Street Address: 21 Bearland
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status:

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Occupation: Police Officer
Registration district: Gloucester
Sub-registration district: St Nicholas
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2531
Folio: 25
Page Number: 43
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Critchley 32
Jane Critchley 32
Charles N. Critchley 12
James W. Critchley 10
Jane E. Critchley 8
Rose L.E. Critchley 4
George F.A. Critchley



patchem Report 16 Mar 2013 08:19

This death?
Charles Critchley
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1911
Age at Death: 62
Registration district: Gloucester
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Volume: 6a
Page: 401


patchem Report 16 Mar 2013 08:34

Shoemaker by 1891, lots of descendant to find in people's tree on her:
1891 England Census
Charles Critchley Age: 41 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relation: Head Spouse's Name: Jane Critchley
Gender: Male Where born: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Civil parish: Wootton St Mary Within
Ecclesiastical parish: All Saints Town: Wootton St Mary Within
County/Island: Gloucestershire Country: England
Occupation; Shoe maker
Registration district: Gloucester Sub-registration district: Kingsholm
ED, institution, or vessel: 7 Piece: 2010 Folio: 109 Page Number: 24
Charles Critchley 41
Jane Critchley 42
Charles Nicholas Critchley 22
James Wm Critchley 20
Jane Elizth Critchley 18
George Fredk A Critchley 10
Walter Edwd Critchley 7
Percival Major Critchley 3
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 2010; Folio: 109; Page: 24; GSU roll: 6097120.


Reggie Report 16 Mar 2013 11:05

Use freebmd or Glosbmd to research his descendants

A quick 'snapshot' from freebmd.........

Births Sep 1887 (>99%)
CRITCHLEY Percival Major Gloucester 6a 287
Marriages Dec 1909 (>99%)
CRITCHLEY Percival Major Cardiff 11a 831
Deaths Dec 1963 (>99%)

His birth entry on GlosBMD

Child Surname Child Forename Father Surname Mother Surname Mother's Former Name Year District Office Register Entry
CRITCHLEY Percival Major CRITCHLEY CRITCHLEY MAJOR 1887 Gloucester Gloucester, St Nicholas 27 489


Reggie Report 16 Mar 2013 11:07

And from GlosBMD.............found at

CRITCHLEY Charles Nicholas BYARD Amelia Ellen Gloucester Northgate St Johns 1907 101 No 1

Have fun searching...............


Reggie Report 16 Mar 2013 11:36


CRITCHLEY Charles MAJOR Jane Gloucester Gloucester Register Office 1867 6 103

The following MAY be his birth, and that of an elder (deceased) sibling

CRITCHLEY Charles CRITCHLEY CRITCHLEY WATHEN 1849 Gloucester Gloucester, South Hamlet 6 398
CRITCHLEY Charles CRITCHLEY CRITCHLEY WATHAN 1845 Gloucester Gloucester, South Hamlet 4 170

Surname Given Names Age Year Died District Register Entry
CRITCHLEY Charles 1 1847 Gloucester, South Hamlet 4 80


Reggie Report 16 Mar 2013 11:40

Child Surname Child Forename Father Surname Mother Surname Mother's Former Name Year District Office Register Entry

CRITCHLEY Edward CRITCHLEY CRITCHLEY WATHEN 1842 Gloucester Gloucester, South Hamlet 2 478
CRITCHLEY Elizabeth CRITCHLEY CRITCHLEY WATHEN 1840 Gloucester Gloucester, South Hamlet 2 103
CRITCHLEY William CRITCHLEY CRITCHLEY WATHEN 1837 Gloucester Gloucester, South Hamlet 1 22
CRITCHLEY Alfred CRITCHLEY CRITCHLEY WATHAN 1854 Gloucester Gloucester, South Hamlet 10 303
CRITCHLEY Mary CRITCHLEY CRITCHLEY WATHAN 1851 Gloucester Gloucester, South Hamlet 8 82


Reggie Report 16 Mar 2013 11:43

1861 census

Person: CRITCHLEY, Charles Address: Barton Street

CRITCHLEY, William Head Married M 46 1815 Cordwainer
Gloucester VIEW
CRITCHLEY, Elizabeth Wife Married F 46 1815 Shoe Binder
Gloucester VIEW
CRITCHLEY, Elizabeth Daughter Unmarried F 20 1841
Gloucester VIEW
CRITCHLEY, Charles Son M 11 1850 Scholar
Gloucester VIEW
CRITCHLEY, Mary Daughter F 9 1852 Scholar
Gloucester VIEW
LOVERIDGE, Peter Bullent Nephew M 11 1850 Scholar


Derek Report 24 Mar 2013 18:33

Thanks to all for your time. While I have most of the information available on-line I do appreciate your efforts. I.m really looking to connect with living relatives


Reggie Report 24 Mar 2013 22:36

You asked for 'any' information, which led us to believe that you didn't know anything other than that which you mentioned.

Have you used 'search all trees' as advised?

You refer to his g/grandsons......have you looked for them on 192?

Or in the phone book?


patchem Report 24 Mar 2013 23:41

Have you used Search/Search All Trees to see who else on genes has any of the Critchleys in their trees - e.g. Dean, Joan (Critchley) and Russell have Percival Critchley, 1887, in their trees.


Derek Report 25 Mar 2013 03:01

I have contacted Dean and Joan, our connection is farther back than Charles, I am currently in contact with Russell with some interesting conversations, but no information on Colin or Clive. Thanks again for your time.

I see where I may have misled you, I apologize. On checking through the information you posted a couple of interesting items came up. In the 11:36 post you listed 2 births for Charles Critchley to Critchley/ Wathen, 1949 and 1945, and a death in 1947. I was not aware of the earlier Charles. I found the birth and death in Free BMD but, of course, they don't list the mothers maiden name. Where did you find this? Also in your 11:40 post you list an Alfred (1854) among the children. Another surprise! He does not show up in the 1861 census so possibly another early death? Especially interested because my Dad's name was Alfred. Again I thank you for your time and effort and would appreciate any light you can shed on these subjects.
As far as checking the phone book. I'm in Canada so it's a little difficult. I have looked at the on-line phone book and there are 80 Critchley listings in Gloucester alone and I have no idea if they are even in Gloucester.
What is 192?


Flip Report 25 Mar 2013 06:59

The local phone books don't give any more detail than the BT online ones. - it has searchable electoral rolls, you can search for free but have to buy credits to look at actual addresses. However, since 2002 we have been able to "opt out" of the public electoral rolls - so not everyone is listed.

If you find someone you are looking for you can get the first part of their post code and then check if they are on the online phone records to save paying to view on 192.


Flip Report 25 Mar 2013 08:10

Reggie has got the information from Gloucestershire bmd site, where mothers maiden names have been transcribed. It's free & if you take a look you'll find the death of Alfred in 1855 age 14 months.

Reggie posted this link earlier in the thread.