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Railway Ancestors

Peter Overton

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If anyone has in there family an ancestor who worked for the railway i am able to get the information for you fron An......try

all i will require is name, birth place birth year

all the best

pete
 

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Hi Peter...my Grandad worked on the Salisbury Southern Railway.

His name was James Baden Powell Hardiman born in 1900.

Maybe also his father my Great Grandfather James Hardiman born 1871

Thanks...Lee.

Edit...think my Grandfather was born in Salisbury...my great grandfather was born in Wilts also, maybe Fugglestone/Wilton.
 

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Leefer

Possible match

James Hardiman
Residence Date: 24 Oct 1917
Station: Edge Hill
Company: London and North Western
Class Number: 410
Piece: 1902
Description: Staff engagement agreements Nos 14751 - 14999 1917 - 1919
 

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Thanks Peter..not sure as Edge Hill is Liverpool i believe.
But ta muchly for looking,i am hoping to get more info on him soon...i recieved a pic of his wife my grandmother last week....will post it soon.

Good of you to look:)
 

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Hi josie

struggling to find your sidney

do you have anymore info on sidney i.e when he joined and what company

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pete
Hi Pete,

Thanks for looking! :)

My husband confirms that his Dad, Sid worked as a "Cob" driver and was based at Oldham Road, Manchester. Later, he worked in Longsight, Manchester as a "Drott" operator. He worked on the Railways from the fifties until his retirement in the seventies.

Best wishes,

Josie
 

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Hello josie,
is there a possibility you might be able to find my grt x 2 grandfather james clark. He was a railway porter living in the lambeth area in 1870. His witness at his wedding a George davey was also a railway worker lining in finsbury park. james was born abt 1845 Appin, argyle scotland.

No probs is you cant



sue :kissu:
 

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Hi sue

Sorry ive took so long reply i have been very busy with work

By any chance would you ancestor have a middle name i seem to get a match with a James Booth Clark if this is your ancestor i can emial the result to you

all the best pete
 

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Hi rodeo Rider comes up with 2 results

Name: Robert Henry Wilkinson
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1893
Age: 16
Residence Date: 6 Oct 1909
Company: London and North Western
Class Number: 410
Piece: 1977
Description: Former L & YRAILway supervisory and clerical staffs employed at Liverpool goods depots 1879 - 1926


Name: Robert Wilkinson
Birth Date: 28 Nov 1886
Age: 15
Residence Date: 22 Mar 1902
Station: Norbury
Company: London, Brighton and South Coast
Class Number: 414
Piece: 780
Description: Traffic staff: register of appointments 1851 - 1904

Let me know if any of the 2 are a match and will send you the image
 
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Hi, Pete -

This may be a tricky one as he wasn't actually a railwayman but a railway policeman. Jasper Boniston Dalby, in the 1841 census was in the Metropolitan Police, but between then and his death in 1866 he worked for the London & South-Western and London & North-Western Railways at different times, as a police inspector and I think he was promoted to superintendent. Found a couple of cases in the Bow Street Court archives where he was a witness, but I don't have any dates for his railway jobs.
 

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If anyone has in there family an ancestor who worked for the railway i am able to get the information for you fron An......try

all i will require is name, birth place birth year

all the best

pete
hello pete

i had two ancestors who worked on the railways.

the first one was james newby sorry dont have date of birth but his wifes name was eliza and children were james and george on the 1881 census they were all living N hut new railway works east grinstead i belive he was a carpenter so was probably involved with building the railway buildings.


the second was william newby again no date of birth but he was married to hannah and children ellen and lucy. he was a railway labourer in the 1861 census their address was given as railway gate house santon down thetford norfolk. i am trying to find out what the family connection is between these two men if any they were both born in norfolk.
many thanks for any help you can give.
 

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Hi, Pete -

This may be a tricky one as he wasn't actually a railwayman but a railway policeman. Jasper Boniston Dalby, in the 1841 census was in the Metropolitan Police, but between then and his death in 1866 he worked for the London & South-Western and London & North-Western Railways at different times, as a police inspector and I think he was promoted to superintendent. Found a couple of cases in the Bow Street Court archives where he was a witness, but I don't have any dates for his railway jobs.

Hi,

B Jasper Boniston. Not much to tell.

Euston station police - rate of wages £1.5s - resigned August looks like -/49
 
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Realise this is quite an old thread is anyone still able to check railway records?

My Alexander Campbell b1882 in Newton worked as a telegraph wireman at the time of his death sept 1916 for Glasgow & South western Railway he lived in Glasgow
 

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Couldn't find him on Ances ,but FMP has this
Alex Campbell
Birth year1882
Admission year 1913
Age 31
Occupation/grade Wireman
Trade Railway Workers
Union name National Union Of Railwaymen
Union branch Glasgow 7
Union branch as transcribed
Glasgow 7
County Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Archive Modern Records Centre
Archive reference MSS.127/NU/OR/2/29
Folio or page1 53
Title General Register
Dates May-Jun 1913
Information contained
Members 420001-435000
No of volumes 1
Record setB ritain, Trade Union Membership Registers
Category Education & work
Subcategory Guild & Trade Associations


States Glasgow and South West Railway
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