George Pammenter was the youngest-but-one child of a large family. He was born in Swaffham Bulbeck (Fenland village north-east of Cambridge), his parents being Joseph Pammenter, farm labourer, who was in the Newmarket Workhouse in 1881 and died in 1882 aged 74, and Ann (née Symonds, 1810–75). Joseph and Ann were married in the nearby village of Swaffham Prior in 1828.
George Pammenter (22 Dec 1850–2 Nov 1918) had moved from Swaffham Bulbeck to Cambridge by 1870, where he married Mary (née Isaacson, born in the village of Stow Cum Quy, 1841–31 March 1930). George is named as a police officer in 1871, at which time he and Mary were living at 10 Eden Street, in the Kite district. By 1881, the couple were living at 27 Grafton Street, and between 1891 and 1898 in a tied police house, 50 Covent Garden (where his younger brother Joseph Pammenter, also a police constable, lived at No. 42 from 1895 to some time after 1901). By 1895 he had risen to the rank of detective police sergeant (No. 4) and was living at 28 Mawson Road,; by 1911 he was a police pensioner and had moved to 67 Mawson Road.
George and Mary had five children, but only two survived: Mary Elizabeth, born in 1871, and Albert William, born in 1879. The other three (George Augustus, Florence Louisa, and one other, name unknown) all died in infancy. Mary Elizabeth, married a coach builder, Arthur Russell Ambrose, in 1911, and lived at 28 Mawson Road. Mary died in 1949. Albert William married Annie Ethel (née Cave) in 1906, and they had two sons (Dennis and Kenneth). Albert William died in 1953.
Parish : St Paul
census reports 1851–1911
Spalding street directories
General Register Office births, marriages and deaths indexes
By Ian Bent with thanks to Judy Lester