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Patrick Colquhoun (1745–1820) by Robert Dunkarton, pubd 1802 (after Samuel Medley, exh. RA 1802) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Colquhoun, Patrick (1745–1820), magistrate and a founder of the Thames police, and his twin, Ann, were born on 14 March 1745 in Dumbarton. Their parents, Adam Colquhoun (1711–c.1755), sheriff-substitute and keeper of the register of sasines for Dunbartonshire, and Isabell, née...

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See Franks, Oliver Shewell, Baron Franks

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Harriott, John (1745–1817), magistrate and a founder of the Thames police, was born on 14 June 1745 at Broomhills, Great Stambridge, Essex. His father was a seafarer whose forebears had been tanners and copyhold tenants in Brigstock, Northamptonshire. It is difficult to establish family details from surviving evidence but ...

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Skyrme, Sir (William) Thomas Charles (1913–2002), civil servant and magistrate, was born at 6 Grange Road, Upper Norwood, London, on 20 March 1913, the only son of Charles George Skyrme, a Hereford gentleman of independent means, and his wife, Katherine Meeta, née Smith...