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Crawley Railway Employment Records, Sussex, England

Postby Nevis » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:53 pm

Crawley’s original train station was built in 1848 close to the southern end of the High Street, serving the newly-created line between Three Bridges and Horsham. In 1862 this single-track line was replaced by two tracks.
The Brighton Main Line was the first railway line to serve the Crawley area. A station was opened at Three Bridges (originally known as East Crawley) in the summer of 1841. A line was built eastwards from Three Bridges to East Grinstead in 1855. Three Bridges had become the hub of transport in the area by this stage, one-quarter of its population was employed in railway jobs by 1861 (mainly at the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway's railway works near the station). The Longley company, one of South East England's largest building firms in the late 19th century, responsible for buildings including Christ's Hospital school and the King Edward VII Sanatorium in Midhurst, moved to a site next to Crawley station in 1881.[26] In 1898 more than 700 people were employed at the site. :applause :applause

Crawley Train Station 1861
William Simmins, born 1839, Station Master, Entered Service, May 1839, Salary, £1.8s.6d a week. Rent, 3s.6d (pounds, shillings and pence). Resigned 27th Feb 1863
George Sowton, born 1811, Station Master, Entered Service, May 1846, Salary, £91 a year. Rent, £9.2s a year.
James Jackson, born 1819, Station Master, Entered Service, June 1853, Salary £1. 8s a week.
Stephen Simmins, born 1842,Assistant Clerk, Entered Service, July 1858, Salary, 7s. 6p a week. Removed to Littlehampton.
Albert Mitchell, born 1846, Assistant Clerk, Entered Service, November 1860, Salary, 12 s a week.
James Wright, born 1850, Booking Clerk, Entered Service, September 1862 (Son of Policeman), Salary, 12s a week. 12 years old.
Crew Thornton, born 1829, Porter, Entered Service, May 1858, Salary 15s a week
Thomas Stedman, born 1815, Porter, Entered Service, May 1857, Salary, 15s a week, Removed to No. 7 Gate.
George Haines, born 1840, Porter, Entered Service, October 1859, Salary, 10s a week. Dismissed on the 11th October 1861. See black book.
George Bennett, born 1831,Porter, Entered Service, July 1861, Salary, 15s a week. Removed to Pulborough.
Robert Edwards, born 1839,Porter, Entered Service, October 1861, Salary, 15s a week. Promoted to Signalman at 3 Bridges.
William Walden, born 1833, Porter, Entered Service, November 1860, Salary, 16s a week. Promoted to Signalman.
Robert Mills, born 1844,Porter, Entered Service, June 1862, Salary, 15s a week. Removed to Billingshurst.
Abel Bailey, born 1838,Porter, Entered Service, August 1862, Salary, 16s a week. Transferred to Arundel.
Hector Elphick, born 1836, No.6 Gate, Entered Service, October 1861, Salary 15s a week. Resigned 7th April 1862
Daniel Marston, born 1839, No.6 Gate, Entered Service, October 1861, Salary, 15s a week. Dismissed 31st January 1862. Getting Drunk.
Henry Court, born 1833, No.6 Gate, Entered Service, April 1862, Salary, 15s a week. Removed to Pulborough.
Maria Stedman, born 1811, No.7 Gate, Entered Service, March 1853, Salary, 5s a week. Left. Husband appointed.
Sarah Ann Ongley, born 1822, No.8 Gate, Entered Service, January 1858, Salary, 2s 6d a week.
Eli Yetman, born 1839, Porter, Entered Service, August 1862, Salary, 16s a week.
Lucy Baker, born 1806, No.9 Gate, Entered Service, May, 1848, Salary, 2s 6d a week. Left. Man appointed.
George Baker, born 1811, No.9 Gate, Entered Service, December 1861, Salary, 14s a week
Henry Rook, born 1845,Porter, Entered Service, August 1863, Salary, 15s a week. Removed to Havant.
Benjamin Cunningham, born1789, Signalman, Entered Service, December 1844, Salary 16s a week.
Walter Summerfield, born 1842, Porter, Entered Service, August 1864, Salary 15s a week.


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