In the 1861 census Thomas FARMER, who was a Saddler by trade, suddenly appears listed as a Police Constable in Crickhowell. In 1865 he emigrates to Australia as a Saddler so he can't have been a Police Constable for long. Does anyone know how i might find out more about his time as a Constable?
Thomas's brother, Benjamin FARMER b.1848, also a Saddler, moved to London in the late 1860s and in the 1871 census he is also listed as a Police Man living on Templar Road, Hackney. His wife dies in 1872 and Benjamin returns to Brecon to be a Saddler again. Again how can i find out more about his time as a Police Man?
It seems funny that they both became Policemen in different parts of the UK for such short times - are there links between the forces?
I also find that another brother, John FARMER, is living in London at the time of Benjamin's death in 1879, this time on Temple Street. As he doesn't list his occupation on Benjamin's death certificate i don't know what he is doing there, but i wonder if he too joined up.
Any help is greatly appreciated