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Railway Workers in the 1881 Census

 Site of the Wing Road level crossing October 2008
Site of the Wing Road level crossing October 2008

The following people were recorded on the 1841 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

  • Linslade House - George J.Cable, 40, station master, Northampton
  • Henry J.Marshall, 36, railway traffic inspector, Chelsea [Middlesex]
  • Rochester House - Edward Street, 54, railway clerk of works, Derby

Edward Terrace

  • Henry W.Burt, 40, railway signalman, Newnham [Northamptonshire]
  • Jesse Knibbs, 26, railway engine driver, Peterborough [Northamptonshire]
  • Joseph Webb, 28, railway engine driver, Heath & Reach
  • Jonas Sinfield, 30, railway engine fireman, Tilsworth
  • Thomas Dawson, 25, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard

Gibraltar Square, Southcott

  • Charles Holland, 38, railway platelayer, Staplehurst [Kent]
  • Ambrose Holland, 36, railway signalman, Leighton Buzzard
  • Joseph Chandler, 45, railway labourer, Linslade
  • John Jelley, 67, railway platelayer, Bow Brickhill [Buckinghamshire]

Ledburn Road

  • Benjamin Reeve, 54, railway pointsman, Leighton Buzzard
  • Charles Sewell, 36, railway signalman, Sileby [Leicestershire]
  • George Keisham, 23, railway signalman, Ireland
  • Henry Leake, 41, railway inspector, Castle Bromwich [Warwickshire]
  • John Stapleton, 65, railway gatekeeper, Bedford

New Road

  • Thomas Viccars, 22, engine cleaner, Great Horwood [Buckinghamshire]
  • Edward Corkett, 18, engine cleaner, Newton Longville [Buckinghamshire]
  • William Cook, 35, railway labourer, Tebworth
  • Walter H.Perry, 23, unemployed railway clerk, Linslade
  • Robert John Kiddell, 49, railway foreman, Haydon [Norfolk]
  • Arthur Russell, 22, railway parcels clerk, Sydenham [Kent]
  • George Holland, 32, railway engine driver, Linslade

Old Road

  • William Gardner, 57, railway booking clerk, Leighton Buzzard
  • Frederick Pritchard, 28, railway porter, Bicester [Oxfordshire]
  • Robert Sinfield, 45, railway labourer, Woburn
  • James Sinfield, 20, railway labourer, Linslade
  • Thomas Stanbridge, 43, railway labourer, Eggington
  • William Smith, 25, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Ambrose Holland, 63, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • George Smith, 49, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Collins, 42, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Miller, 39, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Alfred John Lang, 37, railway labourer, Linslade
  • George Sinfield, 23, railway engine cleaner, Linslade
  • Henry James Rowe, 15, railway labourer, Linslade
  • William Arnold Jeffs, 27, railway signalman, Middleton Cheney [Northamptonshire]
  • John Senior, 32, railway shunter, West Pinchbeck [Lincolnshire]
  • Charles Chance, 29, railway guard, Winslow [Buckinghamshire]
  • Robert Sumpter, 52, railway inspector, Manton [Rutland]
  • Harry Sumpter, 16, railway labourer, Aston [Warwickshire]
  • George Harvey, 30, railway labourer, Southcott
  • Thomas Levick, 16, railway labourer, Linslade

Rock Lane, Southcott

  • Jonathan Warren, 62, railway platelayer, Soulbury [Buckinghamshire]

Ship Road

  • Charles Fosbrooke, 44, railway engine driver, Manchester

Soulbury Road

  • Perth House - John James, 20, railway carriage builder, Newport Pagnell [Buckinghamshire]
  • Benjamin Lovell, 54, railway labourer, Wing [Buckinghamshire]
  • William Harris, 46, railway labourer, Quainton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Henry Harvey, 58, railway platelayer, Harborough [Norfolk]
  • John Fleming, 23, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • Charles Anderson, 33, railway signalman, Stafford
  • Thomas Elliott, 35, railway porter, Soulbury [Buckinghamshire]
  • James Turner, 56, railway porter, Linslade
  • Charles Barber, 35, railway porter, Tring [Hertfordshire]
  • Thomas Tearle, 22, railway labourer, Stanbridge
  • Frederick Seabrook, 15, railway labourer, Linslade

Southcott

  • Henry Vickers, 26, railway engine stoker, Linslade
  • Robert Eggleton, 19, railway platelayer, Linslade

Stoke Road

  • Joseph Woods, 31, railway engine driver, Hadley [Middlesex]
  • James Potter, 23, railway guard, London Colney [Hertfordshire]
  • William Irons, 37, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Francis Lambert, 46, railway signalman, Kempston
  • William Harvey, 26, railway shunter, Southcott

Waterloo Road

  • John T.Sloan, 45, railway clerk of works, Buckingham
  • Edward Sloan, 21, railway carpenter, Buckingham
  • Thomas Orchard, 25, railway goods agent, Isle of Wight
  • Frederick C.Dell, 24, clerk to railway engineer, Linslade
  • William Gamble, 31, railway ballast guard, Welham [Leicestershire
  • Edward Copson, 44, journeyman carpenter on railway, Wolston [Warwickshire]
  • Edward T.Copson, 16, railway goods clerk, Linslade
  • Charles Brown, 28, railway engineer's clerk, Stafford
  • George Orchard, 45, railway guard, Lower Winchendon [Buckinghamshire]

Wing Road

  • William George Faulkner, 17, railway labourer, Linslade
  • Thomas Pullen, 28, railway signalman, Linslade
  • Thomas Watson, 45, railway engine driver, Hougham [Lincolnshire]
  • George Watson, 19, railway engine cleaner, Caythorpe [Lincolnshire]
  • George Webster, 47, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Bambrook, 24, railway engine fireman, Linslade
  • Richard Culverhouse, 15, railway weighing clerk, Linslade
  • James Friars, 35, railway labourer, Linslade
  • Alfred Whiting, 32, railway labourer, Stoke Hammond [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Harris, 31, railway signalman, Great Marlow [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Steel, 33, railway signalman, London
  • The Gate House - William Walker, 64, railway gate keeper, Leighton Buzzard
  • William J.Capell, 19, railway clerk, Watford [Hertfordshire]
  • Richard Whitman, 43, station foreman, Linslade
  • John Mead, 63, railway labourers' foreman, Wing [Buckinghamshire]
  • William Clements, 52, railway porter, Great Brickhill [Buckinghamshire]  

Total: 89
25 labourers
10 signalmen
8 clerks (1 unemployed)
6 engine drivers
6 railway platelayers
5 porters
4 engine cleaners
3 foremen
3 guards
3 inspectors
2 carpenters
2 clerks of works
2 engine firemen
2 gatekeepers
2 shunters
1 agent
1 ballast guard
1 carriage builder
1 pointsman
1 station master
1 stoker