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Railway Workers in the 1861 Census

Plan of the station area
Plan of the station area [X410/19]

The following people were recorded on the 1861 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.

Church Road

  • Thomas Mead, 29, railway labourer, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • Daniel Foster, 15, railway labourer, Linslade
  • Edward Street, 33, railway inspector, Derby
  • [name obliterated by a blot] Steel, 33, railway engineer, Tarporley [Cheshire]
  • Thomas Dryden, 32, railway clerk, Regents Park [Middlesex]

Back Road/Church Road

  • Thomas Searle, 40, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Thomas Searle, 14, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Henry Coombs, 39, railway guard, Devizes [Wiltshire]
  • Henry J.F.Coombs, 17, assistant clerk locomotive department, Lambeth [Surrey]

Linslade Road [Leighton Road?]

  • John Mead, 43, railway labourer, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • Richard Wootten, 35, railway policeman, Reading [Berkshire]
  • Henry Tooms, 26, railway policeman, Watford [Hertfordshire]
  • Charles Reading, 19, railway platelayer, Coleshill [Warwickshire]
  • William Prat [?], 22, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard

Ledburn Road

  • Samuel Brown, 25, railway policeman, Overstone [Northamptonshire]
  • John Cardiss, 31, railway platelayer, Staveley [Westmoreland]

New Road

  • James Hadley, 38, railway contractor, Coleshill [Buckinghamshire]
  • James Williams, 36, railway police officer, Staffordshire
  • Henry Garnet, 35, railway engine driver, Wolverton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Standing D.Penfold, 30, railway porter, Petworth [Sussex]
  • George Jeffrey, 36, railway office porter, Sussex
  • Daniel Ross, 39, railway engine driver, Edinburgh [Scotland]
  • John Shelton, 36, railway porter, Hockliffe

Old Road, Chelsea

  • John Scott, 36, railway labourer, Linslade
  • William Faulkner, 15, railway labourer, Willington
  • John Seebrook, 27, railway labourer, Slapton [Buckinghamshire]
  • William Pullen, 52, railway labourer, Brighton [Sussex]
  • William Pullen, 16, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Charles Cook, 23, railway engine stoker, Tilsworth
  • Henry Marnham, 41, railway ballast guard, Arrow [Middlesex]
  • Robert Marshall, 29, railway porter, Scotland
  • Edward Tuckey, 35, labourer on railway, Brackley [Northamptonshire]
  • John Adams, 33, railway labourer, Linslade
  • John King, 32, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • George Friars, 47, railway labourer, Woolwich [Kent]
  • James Friars, 16, railway labourer, Linslade
  • George Wilaton [?], 27, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Charles Parrott, 25, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • John Dimock, 24, railway platelayer, Eggington
  • John Cook, 26, railway engine driver, Linslade
  • Joseph Spencer, 52, late railway porter, Woodford [Northamptonshire]

Railway Lodge, Wing Road

  • William Walker, 44, railway policeman, Leighton Buzzard

Soulbury Road

  • William Bambrook, 27, railway engine driver, Wolverton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Joseph Chandler, 42, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Joseph Green, 11, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • John Rogers, 25, railway engine stoker, Edge Hill [Lancashire]
  • Joseph Johnson, 33, railway labourer, Sandon [Leicestershire]
  • William Stewart, 36, railway platelayer, Potterspury [Northamptonshire]

Southcott

  • Mathew Mead, 29, railway contractor, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Jelly, 47, railway labourer, Bow Brickhill [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Carter, 48, railway labourer, Linslade
  • James Carter, 15, railway labourer, Linslade
  • John Heaton, 21, railway labourer, Linslade
  • John Tack, 52, railway labourer, not known
  • Ambrose Holland, 49, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • James Cox, 45, railway platelayer, Wingrave [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Alderman, 29, railway labourer, Winslow [Buckinghamshire]

Station Goods Yard

  • Robert Tutman, 43, railway police inspector, Newton-on-Ouse [Yorkshire]
  • William Gardener, 37, railway ticket collector, Leighton Buzzard
  • Richard Roberts, 36, railway porter, Tebworth
  • James Morris, 22, goods clerk, Madras [India]
  • Joseph Short, 27, railway police constable, Ivinghoe [Buckinghamshire]
  • Joseph Woodford, 39, railway guard, West Haddon [Northamptonshire]
  • Thomas Meakin, 23, railway policeman, Coventry [Warwickshire]
  • William Basil, 30, railway police constable, "Herts Friesding" [Frithesden, Buckinghamshire?]
  • Eldred E.North, 18, railway clerk, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]

Wing Road

  • John Jarrett, 40, railway station master, Worcestershire
  • John H.Miller, 26, railway engine driver, Aylesbury [Buckinghamshire]
  • Frederick Shortland, 27, railway locomotive fireman, Stoke Hammond [Buckinghamshire]
  • George Hall, 16, engine cleaner, Newton Blossomville [Buckinghamshire]
  • William Clements, 34, railway porter, Great Brickhill [Buckinghamshire]
  • Able Seabrook, 20, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Michael Mayers, 26, railway labourer, Ireland
  • Edward Chesshire, 36, railway engine driver, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Swain, 34, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Jonas Barratt, 33, railway engine driver, Hull [Yorkshire]
  • Charles Fosbrook, 30, railway engine driver, Manchester [Lancashire]
  • Robert Wingfield, 56, railway labourer, Watford [Hertfordshire]  

Total: 78
31 labourers
9 policemen
8 engine drivers
7 porters (1 retired)
6 platelayers
4 clerks
3 guards
2 contractors
2 stokers
1 engine cleaner
1 engineer
1 fireman
1 inspector
1 station master
1 ticket collector