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Railway Workers in the 1871 Census

 Old Linslade Road railway bridge October 2008
Old Linslade Road railway bridge October 2008

The following people were recorded on the 1871 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 Lane

  • Joseph Chandler, 35, railway labourer, Linslade 

Church Street

  • Matthew Mead, 50, railway contractor, Mursley [Buckinghamshire]
  • Thomas Humphries, 32, railway station master, Fenny Stratford [Buckinghamshire]

Mentmore Road

  • Samuel Brown, 44, railway police, Blackbourton [Oxfordshire]
  • Alfred Willis Briggs, 23, railway clerk, Cambridge

New Road

  • George Facer, 51, railway engine driver, Gayton [Northamptonshire]
  • Standing Daniel Penfold, 40, railway porter, Petworth [Sussex]
  • John Shelton, 47, railway labourer, Hockliffe
  • George Jeffery, 48, railway porter, Guildford [Surrey]
  • Robert J.Kiddell, 35, railway porter, Haydon [Norfolk]
  • Edward Street, 43, railway inspector, Derby

Old Road

  • James Whitman, 22, railway engine fireman, Linslade
  • George Tavener, 18, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Henry Harvey, 52, railway platelayer, Harborough [Norfolk]
  • William Harvey, 16, railway labourer, Linslade
  • John Scott, 46, railway labourer, Linslade
  • Frederick Hodgin, 21, railway labourer, Linslade
  • Thomas Bradbury, 16, telegraph clerk on railway, Linslade
  • William Sambrook, 33, sawyer on railway, Stafford [Staffordshire]
  • Henry Marnham, 52, railway guard, Sudbury [Middlesex]
  • William Thomas Hester, 39, railway police, Paddington [Middlesex]
  • James Tring, 23, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • William Tring, 20, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • John Dimmick, 34, railway platelayer, Eggington
  • John Woolhead, 41, railway labourer, Soulbury [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Seabrook, 37, railway labourer, Slapton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Robert Sumpter, 42, inspector of railway platelayers, Manton [Rutland]
  • Thomas Sumpter, 15, railway labourer, Aston [Warwickshire]
  • William Pullen, 61, railway platelayer, Carford [Surrey]
  • George Gobby, 34, railway labourer, Ampthill
  • Levi Baldwin, 22, railway engine fireman, Old Bradwell [Buckinghamshire]
  • Thomas Stanbridge, 35, railway labourer, Eggington

Old Linslade Road

  • George Boston, 46, railway labourer, Souldrop
  • John Mead, 54, platelayers' foreman, Wing [Buckinghamshire]
  • George Mussell, 43, Railway inspector, Downton [Wiltshire]
  • Charles Cotching, 42, railway signalman, Linslade

Parsonage Drive

  • John Rodgers, 34, railway engine driver, Edge Hill [Lancashire]
  • Henry John Coombs, 27, engine cleaner, Lambeth [Surrey]
  • Charles Fosbrooke, 35, railway engine driver, Manchester
  • Thomas Watson, 35, railway engine driver, Hougham [Lincolnshire]
  • Arthur Gleave, 21, railway police, Coventry [Warwickshire]

Regents Terrace

  • Joseph Pettifer, 52, railway porter, Brackley [Northamptonshire]
  • Joseph Pettifer, 17, railway clerk, Buckingham
  • Charles Fryer, 27, railway labourer, Linslade

Soulbury Road

  • William Harris, 46, railway labourer, Oxford [Oxfordshire]
  • William Harris, 23, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Harris, 37, railway porter, Quainton [Buckinghamshire]
  • James Turner, 46, railway porter, Pinchbeck [Lincolnshire]
  • John Powell, 39, railway labourer, Burcott [Oxfordshire]
  • Joseph Chandler, 52, foreman at West London Railway Works, Leighton Buzzard
  • John Adams, 42, railway platelayer, Holloway [Middlesex]
  • William Bambrook, 37, railway engine driver, Old Wolverton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Ambrose Holland, 55, railway platelayer, Leighton Buzzard

Southcott

  • John Jelly, 57, railway foreman, Bow Brickhill [Buckinghamshire]
  • Emmanuel Jelly, 27, railway foreman, Linslade
  • Frederick Cutler, 27, railway labourer, Wing [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Carter, 58, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • William Carter, 21, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • Thomas Carter, 17, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • Charles Holland, 28, railway labourer, Staple [Kent]
  • Rose Cottage - Ambrose Holland, 25, railway guard, Leighton Buzzard

Station Yard

  • Francis Lambert, 36, railway police, Kempston
  • Richard Dudley, 32, railway police, Totternhoe
  • Joseph Woodford, 49, railway guard, West Haddon [Northamptonshire]
  • Joseph Short, 47, railway police, Ivinghoe [Buckinghamshire]
  • Benjamin Reeve, 44, railway police and Baptist occasional preacher, Leighton Buzzard
  • Richard Roberts, 49, railway porter, Tebworth
  • James Leadbeater, 19, railway telegraph clerk, Leicester
  • James Manning, 46, railway signaller and police inspector, St.Neots [Huntingdonshire]
  • George Manning, 15, railway goods clerk, Wolverton [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Lee, 19, agent for W.H.Smith & Sons, Rugby [Warwickshire]
  • William Gardner, 47, railway ticket collector, Leighton Buzzard
  • Charles Gardner, 18, railway clerk, Linslade

Wing Road

  • George Orchard, 34, railway guard, Lower Winchendon [Buckinghamshire]
  • Harry Lee, 31, railway police, Wing [Buckinghamshire]
  • Thomas Mead, 41, railway labourer, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • George Webster, 36, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • James Powell, 18, railway timekeeper, Linslade
  • John Cook, 44, ballast guard, Berkhamsted [Hertfordshire]
  • Charles Lambert, 23, railway fireman, Kempston
  • Jesse Cook, railway engine fireman, Northchurch [Hertfordshire]
  • John Tearle[?], 47, post office railway messenger, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Clements, 45, railway porter, Great Brickhill [Buckinghamshire]
  • Robert James Halsey, 35, railway engine driver, Somerstown [Middlesex]
  • William Walker, 54, railway police, Leighton Buzzard  

Total: 85
20 labourers
10 platelayers
9 policemen
8 porters
6 engine drivers
4 firemen
4 railway guards
3 railway clerks
2 inspectors
2 railway foremen
2 telegraph clerks
1 ballast guard
1 contractor
1 engine cleaner
1 goods clerk
1 messenger
1 platelayers' foreman
1 platelayers' inspector
1 sawyer
1 signaller and inspector
1 signalman
1 station master
1 ticket collector
1 timekeeper
1 W.H.Smith' s agent
1 works foreman