• Henry Butcher

  • Collar Number(s) 66

  • Career History/Biography

    Henry Butcher was born in 1842 in Gosfield

    Henry Butcher joined Essex County Constabulary on .

    Before joining, Henry worked as a Labourer

    Awarded Merit Badge 1 July 1878 for zeal and activity in apprehending two notorious burglars.

    1871 Census:  Harlow. Wife and child.

    1881 Census:  Harlow.  Wife and 2 children.

    1891 Census:  Debden. Wife Mary (50), daughter Eliza Ellen (18) and his sister-in-law, Alice Everett (32)

    1901 Census: Living in Smith's Green, Takeley, with Mary and his daughter - now married with the surname Barltrop.


    Upon his retirement, PC Butcher was presented a set of silver table spoons by Superintendent Simmonds.

    Highest Rank Attained: Constable Merit Class

    • Postings

    • Chelmsford, Harlow, Cressing, Potter Street, Harlow, Steeple, Ashdon
    • 1887: Ashdon

Post Career:

  • Henry left the police on for reason: Retired - Superannuated

    Record of Service

    Henry Butcher's record of service has been lost.

    After leaving the police Butcher was Superannuated for two years

    † Henry Butcher died on

    Precise date of decease not confirmed.