I'm trying to find police records on Robert Beattie. He was born in Scotland about 1810 (according to census -- I can't find him in Scotland's People at all), and married Mary Anne Moffitt there around 1836. Their children were born Samuel 1838 in Scotland; Robert 1840 in Ireland; Eliza 1843 on the Isle of Wight; Emily, William and Arthur 1849-1853 in Gt Hallingbuty, Essex; and Arthur 1857 in Mountnessing, Essex. In the 1851 census he is a Police Officer and that would seem to be consistent with his moving around. There is a FreeBMD death record, perhaps for him, in 1858 in Witham, Essex which is consistent with his not being in the census after 1851. Mary Anne may have died in Chelmsford in 1816. Would like to know how to find out about his movements in the Police Force. Any advice welcome. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
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