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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 ...


Sir Robert Peacock (1859–1926) by unknown photographer, c. 1900 Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives


Peacock, Sir Robert (1859–1926), police officer, was born at Hutts, Ryal, Northumberland, on 30 April 1859, the third son in the family of at least six sons and three daughters of William Peacock (b. 1829/30), miner, and his wife, Ellen, née Greagley (...