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Railway Workers in the 1891 Census

Wharf area immediately south of the station
Wharf area immediately south of the station [X410/19]

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.

Bridge Street

  • Ernest G.Smith, 18, railway civil engineer, Burton-on-Trent [Staffordshire]

Church Road

  • Joseph Marks, 45, railway foreman, Albury [Hertfordshire]
  • Joseph Coltman, 41, railway porter, Sarratt [Hertfordshire]

Ledburn Road

  • Thomas Parker, 33, railway carpenter, Sandy
  • John Stapleton, 73, railway gate keeper, Bedford

New Road

  • George H.Watson, 29, railway smith's hammerman, Wolverton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Charles Chance, 39, railway guard, Winslow [Buckinghamshire]
  • Ernest Lister, 27, railway fireman, Crawley [Sussex]
  • George Orchard, 55, railway guard, Lower Winchendon [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Small, 20, railway platelayer, Little Winchendon [Buckinghamshire]
  • William Lewis, 20, railway porter, Bicester [Oxfordshire]
  • Walter Dennie, 23, railway blacksmith, Wetheringsett [Suffolk]
  • Thomas E.Curtis, 19, railway clerk, Windsor [Berkshire]
  • George Cox, 30, railwayman, Yarrington[?] [Gloucestershire]
  • A.J.Holmes, 20, railway engine driver, London
  • William Franklin, bricklayer on railway, Thornborough [Buckinghamshire]
  • Fleetwood Franklin, 21, bricklayer's labourer on railway, Nash [Buckinghamshire]
  • Richard Fasey, 26, railway labourer, Kingswinford [Staffordshire]
  • William H.White, 19, railway clerk, Old Bradwell [Buckinghamshire]
  • George J.Cable, 56, station master, Northampton

Old Road

  • Samuel Williams, 42, fitter on railway, West Bromwich [Staffordshire]
  • Robert Sumpter, 62, railway inspector, Manton [Rutland]
  • Harry Stokes, 19, railway carpenter's labourer, King's Norton [Worcestershire]
  • John Clarke, 46, railway porter, Bedford
  • Arthur Pilgrim, 25, railway shunter, Ridgmont
  • James Webster, 68, disabled railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Bambrook, 34, railway labourer, Linslade
  • Henry J.Short, 25, railway flagman, Linslade
  • George Smith, 62, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Brown, 31, railway shunter, Green's Norton [Northamptonshire]
  • James Tring, 16, railway labourer, Linslade
  • James Turner, 65, railway porter, Linslade
  • Edward Bard, 31, railway porter, Drayton [Leicestershire]
  • William A.Jeffs, 37, railway signalman, Middleton Cheney [Northamptonshire]

Old Station Road

  • John Gaylor, 31, railway platelayer, Clophill
  • James Sinfield, 30, railway flagman, Linslade

Rock Lane

  • Ambrose Holland, 45, railway porter, Leighton Buzzard

Ship Road

  • 2 - William Brain, 31, plumber on railway, Oxford
  • 3 - Arthur Roff, 30, railway labourer, Slapton [Buckinghamshire]
  • 7 - Harry Goodwin, 30, railway fireman, Bedford
  • 10 - Abraham Orchard, 38, railway labourer, Soulbury [Buckinghamshire]
  • 11 - Thomas Baines, 28, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • 12 - William J.Brantom, 21, railway engine driver, Heath & Reach
  • 13 - James Tilcock, 19, engine cleaner, Houghton Regis
  • Charles Fosbrook, 35, railway engine driver, Manchester
  • Jonas Sinfield, 41, railway engine driver, Tilsworth

Soulbury Road

  • Emmanuel Jelly, 46, platelayer, Southcott
  • George Harvey, 38, platelayer, Linslade
  • Henry Harvey, 68, railway labourer, Southcott
  • Frederick Turner, 34, railway labourer, Plaistow March [Essex]
  • William Doughty, 26, railway platelayer, Dudley [Worcestershire]
  • George Gibbons, 60, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William B.Hart, 27, railway signalman, Dunstable
  • John Hammond, 34, railway porter, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Seabrook, 25, railway labourer, Linslade

Southcott

  • George Brandom, 26, railway engine stoker, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Coles, 47, railway labourer, Quainton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Charles Holland, 48, railway labourer, Staplehurst [Kent]
  • Joseph Brandom, 21, railway labourer, Linslade
  • James Potter, 33, railway brakeman, London Colney [Hertfordshire]
  • Henry Vickers, 36, railway engine driver, Linslade

Station

  • "End of passenger platform" - Thomas W.Munday, 32, railway platelayer, Eggington

Station Road

  • William Smith, 55, platelayer's labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • William J.Horne, 50, railway guard, Kentish Town [Middlesex]
  • Thomas Elliott, 45, railway porter, Soulbury [Buckinghamshire]
  • William Collins, 50, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Albert Levick, 26, railway timekeeper, Camden Town [Middlesex]
  • Edward Pratt, 40, railway ballast guard, Leighton Buzzard
  • Henry Rowe, 24, railway smith's hammerman, Leighton Buzzard
  • William Maskell, 34, railway signalman, Theale [Berkshire]
  • Frederick C.Maskell, railway porter, Hythe [Kent]
  • Joseph Baldwin, 53, railway blacksmith, Abbotts Langley [Hertfordshire]

Stoke Road

  • Joseph Woods, 41, railway engine driver, Hadley [Middlesex]
  • John Seabrook, 57, railway labourer, Linslade
  • Alfred Whiting, 41, railway labourer, Stoke Hammond [Buckinghamshire]
  • John Woolhead, 28, railway labourer, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • Francis Lambert, 57, railway signalman, Kempston

Waterloo Road

  • Thomas Viccars, 32, railway engine fireman, Great Horwood [Buckinghamshire]
  • Ernest E.Tring, 20, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • Thomas Watson, 55, railway engine driver, Hougham [Lincolnshire]
  • James Tompkins, 20, railway labourer, Linslade
  • William Tompkins, 19, railway servant, Linslade
  • John Tompkins, 18, railway goods clerk, Linslade
  • Frederick W.Hammond, 25, railway clerk, Leighton Buzzard
  • Samuel Roberts, 55, railway plumber, Flitwick
  • Jesse Thompson, 30, goods department foreman, Kington [Cambridgeshire]
  • Thomas Walduck, 51, railway labourer, Linslade
  • The Institute Cottage - Frederick B.Croxford, railway clerk, Linslade
  • Arthur Russell, 32, railway clerk, Sydenham [Kent]
  • Walter J.Ide, 17, railway clerk, Bermondsey [Surrey]
  • Henry J.Marshall, 46, railway traffic inspector, Chelsea [Middlesex]
  • Albert S.Brooks, 17, railway booking clerk, Enstone [Oxfordshire]
  • Arthur W.Currell, 38, railway signalman, Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire]
  • William Gamble, 41, railway foreman, Welham [Leicestershire]
  • Thomas Gamble, 23, railway signalman, Welham [Leicestershire]
  • William Scurr, 47, railway carpenter, Yorkshire
  • Charles H.Brown, 16, railway clerk, Linslade

Wing Road

  • Thomas Pullen, 53, railway signalman, Linslade
  • Richard Armsdon, 28, railway striker, Dudley
  • David Darby, 38, painter in railway, Linslade
  • Henry Samuel, 32, railway labourer, Leighton Buzzard
  • George Powell, 50, railway turntable fitter, Leighton Buzzard
  • Joseph Flavell, 26, railway plumber, Linslade
  • William Wooldridge, 40, railway fitter, Dudley
  • Charles Flavell, 55, railway sawyer, Bourton [Warwickshire]
  • Richard Flavell, 25, attending[?] station master, Linslade
  • George R.Sharp, 21, railway fireman, Battersea [Surrey]
  • Richard Busson, 32, rivetter [sic] on railway, Dudley
  • William Walker, 74, railway gate keeper, Leighton Buzzard
  • Richard Whitman, 50, railway platform foreman, Linslade
  • John J.Burdett, 27, railway labourer, Northampton
  • Joseph Frost, 35, railway engine driver, Broughton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Robert Halsey, 50, railway engine driver, Saint Pancras [Middlesex]  

Total: 113
24 railway labourers
9 clerks
9 engine drivers
9 porters
7 signalmen
6 platelayers
4 firemen
4 foremen
3 fitters
3 guards
3 plumbers
2 blacksmiths
2 carpenters
2 flagmen
2 gate keepers
2 hammermen
2 inspectors
2 shunters
1 ballast guard
1 brakeman
1 bricklayer
1 bricklayer's labourer
1 carpenter's labourer
1 civil engineer
1 engine cleaner
1 painter
1 platelayer's labourer
1 railwayman
1 riveter[?]
1 sawyer
1 servant
1 station master
1 station master's attendant[?]
1 stoker
1 striker
1 timekeeper