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Railway Workers in the 1901 Census

Crash of the Grenadier Guardsman near the station 22nd March 1931
Crash of the Grenadier Guardsman near the station 22nd March 1931 [Z50/72/176]

The following people were recorded on the 1901 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.

12 to 16 Church Road October 2008
12 to 16 Church Road October 2008

Church Road

  • 5 - Henry Shouler, 24, railway telegraph clerk, Old Bradwell [Buckinghamshire]
  • 12 - John Henry Lines, 37, railway brakeman, Banbury [Oxfordshire]
  • 13 - Joseph Marks, 57, platelayers' foreman, Aldbury [Hertfordshire]
  • 16 - Joseph Coltman, 51, railway porters' foreman, Sarratt [Hertfordshire]

Mentmore Road

  • 20 - Charles L.Richards, 18, railway clerk, Barnes [Middlesex]
  • Thomas Pratt, 65, railway gate keeper, Leighton Buzzard

37 and 39 New Road October 2008
37 and 39 New Road October 2008

New Road

  • 15 - William Burr, 19, railway locomotive department, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • 15 - Harry Burr, 14, W.H.Smith's bookstall assistant, Leighton Buzzard
  • 39 - Robert A.Dunleavy, 48, station master, Sudbury [Middlesex]
  • 39 - Harrold S.Dunleavy, 21, railway clerk, Harrow [Middlesex]
  • 56 - Arthur Horton, 32, railway guard, Willesden [Middlesex]
  • 68 - Thomas Gamble, 33, railway signalman, Witham [Leicestershire]

Buckingham Arms May 2008
Buckingham Arms May 2008

Old Road

  • 22 - John Cutler, 22, railway engine stoker, Bletchley [Buckinghamshire]
  • 47 - John Gaylor, railway platelayer, Clophill
  • 52 - Thomas Smith, 38, railway platelayer, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • 74 - William Bates, 57, railway platelayer, Eggington
  • 82 - William Smith, 23, railway platelayer, Eversholt
  • 84, Buckingham Arms - Arthur Sidney Halsey, railway timekeeper, Leighton Buzzard

Ship Road

  • 9 - Abraham Richards, 48, railway platelayer, Soulbury [Buckinghamshire]
  • 12 - Edwin Turrell, 47, railway engine driver, Hillmorton [Warwickshire]
  • 12 - William Turrell, 23, railway fireman, Hillmorton
  • 21 - Arthur Goodyear, 45, railway platelayer, Cheddington [Buckinghamshire]
  • 25 - Frank Gibbs, 23, railway porter, Blisworth [Northamptonshire]

12 to 16 Soulbury Road October 2008
12 to 16 Soulbury Road October 2008

Soulbury Road

  • 1 - John Seabrook, 67, railway porter, Slapton [Buckinghamshire]
  • 2 - Thomas Walduck, 60, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • 9 - Charles Holland, 58, railway platelayer, Staplehurst [Kent]
  • 12 - John Dimmock, railway porter, Leighton Buzzard
  • 14 - Samuel White, 24, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • 15 - William Harris, 39, railway platelayer, Billington
  • 34 - George H.Bonfield, 29, railway engine stoker, Southcott
  • 40 - Emmanuel Jelley, 57, railway platelayer, Linslade
  • 40 - John Jelley, 25, railway platelayer, Leighton Buzzard
  • 42 - William Coles, 57, railway labourer, Quainton [Buckinghamshire]
  • Albert Holmes, 34, railway carter, Great Brickhill [Buckinghamshire]

The Green Southcott October 2008
The Green Southcott October 2008

Southcott

  • Harry Dimmock, 20, railway engine stoker, Southcott
  • John Harvey, 50, railway platelayer, Southcott

Southcourt Avenue

  • John Lee, 49, station bookstall clerk, Rugby [Warwickshire]

Springfield Road

  • Alfred Whiting, 51, railway platelayer, Stoke Hammond [Buckinghamshire]
  • George Harmsworth, 38, railway signalman, Wootton Saint Lawrence, [Hampshire]
  • Henry Vickers, 46, railway engine driver, Southcott
  • Alfred Vickers, 21, railway clerk, Southcott
  • William A.Jeffs, 47, railway signalman, Middleton Cheney [Northamptonshire]
  • Arthur Jeffs, 18, railway clerk, Linslade
  • Charles Clarke, 54, railway signaller, Bletchley [Buckinghamshire]
  • Walter C.Clarke, 30, railway engine fireman, Bedford
  • William J.Brantom, 31, railway engine stoker, Heath & Reach
  • Sidney C.Thomas, 33, railway clerk, Stalbridge [Dorset]
  • James Burrows, 55, railway signalman, Heath & Reach

Station Road

  • 1 - Frederick James Parsons, 31, railway shunter, Twowaters [Hertfordshire]
  • 4 - Thomas Elliott, 54, railway porter, Soulbury [Buckinghamshire]
  • 6 - Thomas Felce, 19, engine cleaner, Linslade
  • 8 - John Butcher, 42, railway platelayer, Leighton Buzzard
  • 12 - Samuel Metcalfe, 38, railway porter, Swavesey [Cambridgeshire]
  • 14 - William R.Watson, 32, railway goods guard, East Haddon [Northamptonshire]
  • 14 - Walter W.Foster, 24, railway carter, Greens Norton [Northamptonshire
  • 16 - William Collins, 60, platelayers' foreman, Leighton Buzzard
  • 16 - William Collins, 25, railway platelayer, Leighton Buzzard

Stoke Road

  • 9 - John Seabrook, 67, railway platelayer, Linslade

Waterloo Road

  • 4 - Thomas J.Lukey, 38, railway porter, Pimlico [Middlesex]
  • 3 - Cyril Havercroft, 17, railway clerk, Finchley [Middlesex]
  • 6 - Gladstone W.Downe, 19, railway porter, Tring [Hertfordshire]
  • 8 - Joseph Frost, 45, railway engine driver, Broughton [Buckinghamshire]
  • 10 - James Panter, 33, railway ticket examiner, Oxford
  • 11 - George Biles, 31, railway porter, Stanbridge
  • 14 - George Keen, 45, railway fitter, Buckinghamshire
  • 16 - Charles Chance, 49, railway guard, Winslow [Buckinghamshire]
  • 22 - Arthur W.Currell, 48, railway signalman, Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire]
  • 22 - Ernest Currell, 27, railway goods clerk, Stockwell [Surrey]
  • 26 - Thomas R.Troughton, 28, railway signalman, Water Eaton [Buckinghamshire]
  • 30 - Alfred Kirby, 47, railway labourer, Tilsworth
  • 31 - Richard R.Wakefield, 36, railway shunter, Scotland
  • 38 - Thomas G.Faulkner, 47, railway engine driver - Bristol [Gloucestershire]

Wing Road

  • 9 - Percy Bunker, 14, railway apprentice clerk, Olney [Buckinghamshire]
  • 32 - William J.Coles, 38, railway labourer, Quainton [Buckinghamshire]
  • 34 - Christopher Tompkins, 14, railway clerk, Linslade
  • 37 - George Butcher, 39, railway labourer, Newport Pagnell [Buckinghamshire]
  • 49 - William J.Adams, 36, railway engine driver and stoker, Linslade
  • 53 - Richard Whitman, 63, railway traffic foreman, Linslade
  • 56 - John Woolhead, 39, railway platelayer, Stewkley [Buckinghamshire]
  • 76 - Daniel Miller, 65, railway signalman, Brackley [Northamptonshire]
  • 80 - William C.Stone, 18, railway clerk, Linslade
  • 110 - Percival L.Lewin, 19, railway clerk, Watford [Hertfordshire]
  • George Tutt, 57, railway gate keeper, Hailsham [Sussex]  

Total: 83
18 platelayers
12 clerks, including one apprentice
8 porters
8 signalman
4 engine drivers
4 foremen
4 labourers
4 stokers
3 guards
2 bookstall workers
2 carters
2 firemen
2 gate keepers
2 shunters
1 brakeman
1 engine cleaner
1 engine driver and stoker
1 fitter
1 railway locomotive department worker
1 station master
1 ticket examiner
1 timekeeper