Crystal Palace High Level Station Staff

Compiled using family history resources and

The Crystal Palace High Level Railway by John Gale

by Mary Walker and Nighean Walker

1871 census records

Robert Grout • Stationmaster at Crystal Palace High Level • Gale pg 36 • DOB 1841, Wood Green, Tottenham • Stationmaster at Lambeth (1871) Maidstone (1881) Crystal Palace High Level (1901) Retired to Hastings in 1911 census

George A Berrey • Job unknown • DOB 1828 Pentonville London • DOD 1898 Hastings • Mother's name Eliza

Elizabeth Gore • Servant

Ellen Gribbell • Assistant to Refreshment Contractor • DOB abt 1844, Plymouth, Devon

Marie Harwin • Assistant to Refreshment Contractor • DOB abt 1884 Plymouth, Devon • DOD 1920, Wandsworth • 1881 living at London Hotel, 1911 living with brother & his family in Acton, Middlesex. Probate Will record - left £41 to Mrs Ethel Catherall

James Lane • Assistant to Refreshment Contractor

1881 census records

Mr W J Allen • Stationmaster at Crystal Palace High Level • Gale pg 73 • DOB 1840 Hillington Middx • DOD 1884 • Station Master living at Railway Station House with wife Emily, 4 children, Father in Law ,two Sisters in Law and a servant

Mr W J Wood • Stationmaster at Crystal Palace High Level, retired 1929 • Gale pg 73

Mary Wade • Servant • DOB 1860 Slough Berks

Marion W • Crystal Palace LC&DR, Spiers and Pond Refreshment Rooms, Manageress • DOB 1857 Wooton Bassett

? Hammelton • Barmaid • DOB 1860 Hatfield Herts

Anne Bennett • Barmaid • DOB 1860 Essex

Adeline Ingram • Barmaid • DOB 1860 Exeter Devon

Jane Andrews • Cook • DOB 1854 Bloomsbury

1888

William Field • Cabman at Crystal Palace High Level  - fell through booking office roof • DOD 11/8/88 • John Gale pg 36

Walter Wickenden • Bookstall employee in 1888 • Gale pg 36

1890

David Burns • Labourer killed on the line • Gale pg 36

1891 census records

A Davies • Refreshment Rooms, Barmaid • DOB abt 1859 Anglesea, Wales • DOD 1873

Hannah Lindley • Refreshment Rooms, Barmaid • DOB abt 1867 Wakefield Yorks

Beatrice Mackens • Refreshment Rooms, Barmaid • DOB abt 1870, Ramsgate Kent

Mary Ford • Refreshment Rooms, Barmaid • DOB abt 1873 Camberwell, Surrey

Carrie Heaven • Refreshment Rooms, General Domestic • DOB abt 1859 Wooton Under Edge, Glos  • 1910 living in 37 Wellington St & then 5 Charles St, St Pancras (dwelling house)

Frederick Taylor • Signalman • DOB  abt 1857 Streatham London  • Entered service 1885. 1890 paid £1 2s. Removed to Wandsworth Common 22/7/91 & then paid £1 4s

1901 census records

Julia Hart • Manageress, Refreshment Bar • DOB  abt 1860, Salisbury, Wilts

Hannah M Brooks • Refreshment Rooms, Domestic Servant • DOB  abt 1867, Colchester, Essex

Ada Aylett • Refreshment Rooms, Barmaid • DOB abt 1881, Essex  Married 1900

Minnie Snape • Refreshment Rooms, Barmaid • DOB  abt 1876, Kensington, London

Millicent Westcott • Refreshment Rooms, Barmaid • DOB  abt 1882, Newquay, Wales

William 'Curly' Latter • Guard at Crystal Palace High Level • Gale pg 73 • DOB 1874 Marden Kent • DOD 1928 Croydon • appears as Guard in 1901 and 1911 Census Records

1911

Walter Chave • Stationmaster at Crystal Palace High Level • Gale pg 56 • DOB 1854 Bampton, Devon • DOD 1942 Somerset • 1901 census recorded as Stationmaster at unknown station, living at 29 Ivydale Rd, Camberwell  in 1911 census was Stationmaster at Crystal Palace High Level, living at 2 Farquar Rd mentioned in Gale as having worked at Crystal Palace High Level between 1876 and 1886 returning after 21 years to finally leave in 1916

1938 onwards

Mr E C Scott • Crystal Palace High Level • DOD Jan 1938 • Gale pg 78

Mr W Richards • Passenger Guard at Crystal Palace High Level 1940s • Gale pg 80

Mr W Tytherleigh • Stationmaster at Crystal Palace High Level 1940s • Gale pg 80

Mr Ernest W Pettit • 1905-1946 as carriage cleaner, then lead cleaner 1940s • John Gale pg 84 • DOB 1883, London 1952, Bromley • Married Lilian in 1910, one child

Crystal Palace Low Level Station Staff 1890

Compiled using UK Railway Employment Records

Signalmen

William Vickery • DOB  abt 1835 • entered service 1856 • 1890 wages £1 7s a week

Robert Trevis • DOB abt 1830 • entered service 1850 • 1890 wages £1 7s a week

Alfred Cheese • DOB abt 1851 • entered service 1865 • 1890 wages £1 7s a week

Frederick Stone • DOB abt 1849  entered service 1870 • 1890 wages £1 4s

Frederick Sharman • DOB  abt 1863  entered service 1877 • 1890 wages £1 4s. Removed to Sydenham 12/2/91 and then paid £1 7s

Walter Summerfield • DOB  abt 1865  entered service 1881 • 1890 wages £1 2s a week. Removed to Norwood 17/5/90 & then paid £1 3s

James Beere • DOB abt 1863 • entered service 1879. 1890 wages £1 2s a week. Removed to West Norwood 7/6/90 & then paid £1 3s

Charles H Kneller • DOB abt 1861•  entered service 1877 • 1890 wages £1 2s a week. Removed to Earlswood 2/5/91

George Samphire • DOB abt 1851 • entered service 1884 • 1890 wages £1 4s a week • DOD 06/01/93

Henry Ruffle • DOB abt 1866  entered service 1881 • 1890 wages £1 2s a week. Removed to Norwood 9/01/92 & then earned £1 3s a week

Albert Sendall • DOB abt 1862  entered service 1889 • 1890 wages £1 2s • Wage increased to £1 4s  27/1/93

Henry W Webster • DOB abt 1863 • entered service 1888 • 1890 wages £1 2s. Removed to Streatham Hill 8/3/94 & then paid £1 3s

Arthur J Cramp

Frederick E Stock

Frederick W Holdsworth

Carmen

George Redstone • DOB abt 1857 • entered service 1875 • 1890 wages £1 a week

William Rush • DOB abt 1850 • entered service 1874 • 1890 wages 19s a week • Wages increased to £1 28/04/91

Station Inspectors

Richard Turner • DOB abt 1825 • entered service 1846 • Wages in 1890 £1 15s

William Francis • DOB abt 1845  entered service 1868 • Wages in 1890 £1 7s 6p

Policemen

Joseph A Harris

George May

Henry Stone

Ticket Collectors

Allan Goring

George Giles

John Pearson

Edward Jenner

Frank Bedser

Charles H Carter

Percy Smithers

Richard Fish

Ernest G Bailey

Thomas Clayton • Dismissed 17/2/93 Absent without leave

Thomas J Waskett

William E Gray

Thomas C Moore

Herbert G Page

William E Maybrook

Frederick Turner

James John Channing

Porters

Charles Hopkins • Head Porter • DOB abt 1838 • entered service 1866 • 1885 wages £1 a week

William Simmons • DOB abt 1838

James Fuller • DOB abt 1854

William Reid • DOB abt 1845

Arthur J Lowing • DOB abt 1855

John C James • DOB abt 1857

William Heighton • DOB abt 1845

William G Walker • DOB abt 1867

Albert Tubb • DOB abt 1872 • Dismissed 13/2/90 for disobeying orders

Edward J Stanford • DOB abt 1873

Silas Deacon • DOB abt 1836 • Dismissed 23/4/90 for being absent and worse for drink

Harry Eagle • DOB abt 1873

William J Andrews • DOB abt 1874

Frederick C Rhodes • DOB abt 1875

William H Merrett • DOB abt 1874

Charles W Hollingdale • DOB abt 1867

George Knight • DOB abt 1877 • entered service 1892 • Paid 10s. Resigned 11/8/93

George E Mills • DOB  abt 1866

Charles C Sobey • DOB abt 1874

William G Mayne • DOB abt 1872

Gordon Prance • DOB abt 1876

Frederick Caplin • DOB abt 1877

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