Robert (Frank) Hurtley is my 2nd cousin 2x removed. He was born in 1877 to parents Robert Hurtley and Mary Holdsworth.
Robert Hurtley (the father) was a butcher and cattle dealer in Leeds.
Trawling through the newspaper archives on Find My Past it was good to find a positive story about one of my ancestors for a change!!
Here is an article from the Yorkshire Evening Post of 11 May 1893.
Ernest Espley is the brother of my wife’s grandfather. He was born in 1884 in Biddulph, Staffordshire. His parents were Frederick Espley and Frances Owen.
I have Ernest on the census returns for 1891 and 1901 in Biddulph. In 1901 he was working as driver in a coal mine.
By 1911 Ernest had a complete change of career and location. He was now employed as a Police Constable and living in the West Derby area of Liverpool.
A trawl through the newspaper archives on Find My Past produced the following article from the Manchester Courier on 26 August 1905.
All in a days work for a brave “bobby”.