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Railway Workers in the 1851 Census

LMentmore Road crossing cottage October 2008
Mentmore Road Crossing Cottage October 2008

The following people were recorded on the 1851 census as living in Linslade and having jobs connected with the railways - clearly other railway employees on this stretch of line would have lived elsewhere but these figures show the impact of the railway on Linslade.

Bossington Corner

  • John Faulkner, 37, platelayer on the railway, Finmere [Buckinghamshire]

Church Road

  • John Abbott, 37, engine driver, Haddock [Lancashire]
  • Robert Mason, 18, railway labourer, Guildford [Surrey], "visitor"

Cow Lane, Railway Lodge

  • John Wilkinson, 61, railway police and Chelsea Pensioner, Ticknell [Derbyshire]

New Road

  • James Hadley, 28, overlooker of railway, Warwick;
  • Henry Coombs, 29, railway guard, Devizes [Wiltshire]
  • John Charnock, 32, engine driver, West Derby [Lancashire]
  • Shadrach Biggs, 41, railway guard, not stated

Old Road

  • George Barham, 31, railway porter, Hogston [Buckinghamshire]
  • Thomas Akers, 33, railway labourer, Woolstone [Buckinghamshire]
  • Henry Marsham, 31, railway labourer, Harrow [Middlesex]
  • William Paulson, 40, railway labourer, Canfield [Essex]
  • John Coulson, 54, railway labourer, Addington [Buckinghamshire]
  • Thomas Mead, 27, railway labourer, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Deacon, 30, railway labourer, Watford [Hertfordshire]
  • Thomas Claridge, 19, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Thomas Quick, 30, railway policeman, Leighton Buzzard

Railway Clerk's House

  • Robert Miller, 40, Master, Royal Navy half pay, Agent to London & North Western Railway Company, Bermuda
  • Agnes S.J.Miller, 25, assistant, Jersey

Railway Cottages

  • Jonathan Mason, 30, railway clerk, Papplewick [Nottinghamshire]
  • Benjamin Orchard, 48, railway police officer, Chideoak [Dorset]
  • Charles Orchard, 16, platelayer on the railway, Chideoak
  • Richard Robberts, 26, railway porter, Chalgrave
  • Robert Mason, 38, railway police, Poppleton [Yorkshire]
  • Joseph Mills, 28, railway police, Cosham [Hampshire]
  • Stephen James, 32, railway porter, Eggington
  • Harriet James, 28, railway porter, St.Albans [Hertfordshire]
  • William Hudson, 44, railway police, Chobham [Surrey]
  • John Freame, 33, railway police, Farthinghoe [Northamptonshire]

Railway Lodge, Wing Road

  • William Potter, 54, railway policeman and Greenwich pensioner, Wednesbury [Staffordshire]

Soulbury Road

  • Charles Tooth, 25, railway porter, Castlethorpe [Buckinghamshire]
  • Joseph Chandler, 32, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • James Whist, 27, railway police officer, Guildford [Surrey]
  • William Read, 30, railway porter, Linslade
  • Thomas Lineham, 29, engine driver, Haversham [Buckinghamshire]
  • Edward Cheshire, 28, railway labourer, Stewkley
  • Henry Cowley, 24, railway labourer, Castlethorpe
  • Henry Trewitt, 36, railway police, Chiselhurst [Kent]
  • Henry Hunt, 21, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Fowler, 46, railway labourer, Bow Brickhill [Buckinghamshire] "visitor"
  • Job Joiner, 35, railway labourer, Chesham [Buckinghamshire] "visitor"
  • William Wolfe, 40, railway labourer, Hillmorton [Warwickshire] "visitor"
  • Joseph Darvill, 28, railway labourer, Great Missenden [Buckinghamshire] "visitor"
  • William Backner, 30, railway labourer, Harridge [Buckinghamshire] "visitor"

Southcott

  • William Cock, 38, railway labourer, Linslade
  • John Jelley, 37, railway labourer, Bow Brickhill [Buckinghamshire]
  • Richard Stone, 32, railway porter, Chalfont Saint Peter [Buckinghamshire]

Wing Road

  • Robert Wingfield, 50, railway labourer, Watford [Hertfordshire]
  • Benjamin Truelove, 26, fireman on the railway, Newport Pagnell [Buckinghamshire]
  • Ambrose Holloway, 33, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Honour, 24, railway labourer, Linslade
  • William Gardner, 27, railway porter, Leighton Buzzard  

Total: 52
22 labourers (6 visitors)
10 policemen
8 porters
3 engine drivers
2 guards
2 platelayers
1 agent
1 agent's assistant
1 clerk
1 firemen
1 overlooker