Archibald Hart1,2

#21322, (1871 - 1929)
FatherRobert Hart1,2 (c 1837 - 1884)
MotherEliza Fernee1,2 (1837 - 1922)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Samuel Fernee
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart
PC Archibald Hart
BirthArchibald Hart was born on 12 Oct 1871 in 24 William Street, Greenwich, Kent. Details from the certificate: Archibald, son of Robert Hart, gentleman's coachman, and Eliza Hart formerly Fernee, registered by the mother, on November 17th.2 
BaptismHe was baptized on 31 Dec 1871 in St John the Evangelist Blackheath, Kent. He was the son of Robert, a coachman, & Eliza Hart of Vanbrugh Park Road.1 
(with Parents) 1881 CensusHe appeared on the 1881 Census of St Mary Islington, Middlesex with his parents. Archabal was 9, a Scholar, and born in London, Middlesex.3 
(with Mother) 1891 CensusHe appeared on the 1891 Census of Greenwich, London in the household of his mother Eliza Hart. Archibald was 19, worked as a Fishmonger's assistant, and was born in Greenwich, Kent.4 
Archibald Hart
Royal Artillery
1901 CensusArchibald Hart appeared on the 1901 Census of St Paul Covent Garden, London, at Bow Street Police Station. Archibald Hart was single, 29, a Police Constable, and born in Greenwich, Kent. There were about 90 police constables there.6 
MarriageHe married Harriet Cosby on 14 Aug 1901 in Otford, Kent.
Information from the certificate: Archibald Hart, 29, bachelor, Metropolitan Police Constable, residence St Paul's Covent Garden, father Robert Hart, deceased;
Harriet Cosby, 21, spinster, residence Otford, father Charles Cosby, labourer. They were married in the Otord parish church and the witnesses were Stephen Hodgeskin and Emily Elizabeth Hart.7 
Newspaper Published 27 Mar 1910 in the People.5
P.C. Archibald Hart
The People, 27 March 1910
DeathArchibald died on 28 Jul 1929 in 105 Victoria Dwellings, Finsbury, London.
Details from the certificate: age 57, Pensioned police constable, cause of death chronic nephritis certified by Wm M Fairlie M.D. The informant was his widow, H. Hart of 105 Victoria Dwellings.8 
Last Edited15 Mar 2011


  1. Baptisms of St John the Evangelist Blackheath, Kent. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Archibald Hart, 1871, #115.
  2. Copy birth certificate of Archibald Hart, born 12 October 1871, registered 17 November 1871 in the Registration District of Greenwich.
  3. 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/255 folio 101.
  4. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/513 folio 11.
  5. E-mails from Paul Adamson, England, to J Kolthammer.
  6. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13/244 folio 67.
  7. Copy marriage certificate of Archibald Hart and Harriet Cosby, married 14 August 1901 in the Registration District of Sevenoaks.
  8. Copy death certificate of Archibald Hart, died 28 July 1929, registered 29 July 1929 in the Registration District of Holborn.