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Hong Kong Police 175th. Anniversary Project

175 years ago today Inspector Charles MAY along with Sergeants Thomas SMITHERS and Hugh McGREGOR resigned from the Metropolitan Police Force in London and began their 5 month journey to Hong Kong in order to establish the Hong Kong Police Force.  As the senior officer Charles has found his way into the history books but Thomas and Hugh barely get a mention.  As a personal…See More
Oct 7

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Parsons
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
UK, Hong Kong, China
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Professional Genealogist
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
1) Ancestors in Hong Kong and China and 2) UK & Colonial Police Ancestors
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I was interested in my own roots.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://hongkongfamilyhistory.blogspot.co.uk/

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Hong Kong Police 175th. Anniversary Project

175 years ago today Inspector Charles MAY along with Sergeants Thomas SMITHERS and Hugh McGREGOR resigned from the Metropolitan Police Force in London and began their 5 month journey to Hong Kong in order to establish the Hong Kong Police Force.  As the…

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Posted on October 7, 2019 at 5:32am

From Bristol Bobby to Hong Kong Copper in 1882

A night's drinking led to a constable's dismissal from the Bristol Constabulary in 1882  but opened the door for recruitment to the Hong Kong Police.  For the story of HK Police Sergeant Daniel Hall (later in life Licensee of the Brewers' Arms in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire)…

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Posted on August 23, 2016 at 10:09am

Hong Kong Police

In the 19th. century constables for the European contingent of the Hong Kong Police were recruited from the UK.  Most came from London's Metropolitan Police, Scottish Constabularies or the Royal Irish Constabulary but in 1882 the south-west of England was targetted with…

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Posted on January 21, 2016 at 8:00am

HONG KONG DEATH CERTIFICATES

Obtaining Hong Kong death certificates for anyone who died in the 19th. century is difficult, if not impossible.  However, all is not lost if the individual was a British soldier - or was the wife or child of a British soldier.  The answer lies in the Army…

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Posted on July 2, 2015 at 9:58am

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At 12:43pm on August 10, 2010, Gena Philibert Ortega said…
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