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Hayes, John Henry [Jack] (1887–1941), police officer, trade unionist, and politician, was born on 14 October 1887 at 11 Mitre Fold, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, one of seven children of John William Hayes, policeman, and his wife, Sarah (née Inchley). His father rose to the rank of chief inspector, and ...

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Payne, William (1717/18–1782), carpenter and constable, was probably born in London; details of his parents and background are unknown. He is now best remembered for his activities from the late 1750s in policing London streets and as an agitator against the capital's Roman Catholic community, but he worked first as a carpenter. He was apprenticed to a master in ...