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From: "Dick Monks" <>
Subject: Re: English Police or Bobbies
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 08:21:00 +1000
It was about 1828 - the legislation was introduced by Robert Peel, from whom
the term "Bobbies" derived. A forerunner of this system (not called bobbies)
was established in London in the 1790s. Dick.
BENNETT, Joseph - Warwickshire to NSW 1820
BROUGHTON, William - Kent to NSW 1788
CRAIG/CRANK, Elizabeth - Middlesex to NSW 1804
GARBUTT, Stephen - North Riding Yorkshire to NSW 1861
HANLON/HANDLIN, John - Dublin? Armagh? Mayo to NSW 1799
HEATHORN Elisabeth aka GLASSOP, Ann - Montgomery to NSW 1793
HEILBRONN, John - Middlesex? to NSW 1851
ILLIDGE, Mary, m. John Heilbronn ca 1851, London, to NSW 1851.
LARGE, William - Ireland to NSW 1840
LEE, William Henry - Middlesex to QLD 1885
MONKS, William - Gloucestershire to NSW 1819
THOMPSON, Hannah m. Stephen Garbutt 1824, North Riding Yorkshire to NSW 1861
THROSBY-SMITH, Charles Cambridge to NSW 1816
WRIXON, Mary m. William Large, Ireland abt 1835.
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna Byhre <>
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 7:35 PM
Subject: English Police or Bobbies
> Could someone please give some information as to when English Police
> began and perhaps a bit of history.
> B.C., Canada