Source Information

Ancestry.com. Ireland, Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions, 1873-1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions PMG 48. The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.

About Ireland, Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions, 1873-1925

Historical Context

The Royal Irish Constabulary was an eighty-percent Irish Catholic police force which, between 1814 and 1922, employed some eighty-five thousand men. This collection comprises the records of pension payments to retired officers, their widows and children.

This Collection

For each record, details given include, where available:

  • Full names of officers
  • Rank
  • County
  • Date of authority
  • Date of commencement
  • Pension per annum
  • Where paid

For deceased officers it provides the names of their widows and children, and how much they each received in allowances each month or a quarter. Some volumes contain records of five offices’ payment details for three consecutive years on a single page. Other volumes record widows’ and children’s payment details for a year, with three families on each page. It also records the officer's date of death in his/her yearly payment details section.