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Extract from Book of Reference, Parliamentary Archives HC/CL/PB/6/plan1836/107

One of the key records relating to the South Eastern Railway held by the Parliamentary Archives is the submitted plan, and the accompanying books of reference.   

These detail every meadow, wood, orchard, cottage and garden that might be affected by the building of the line, and detail the landowner, the occupier and the current use of the land.

We used this plan and book of reference as a starting point to see what we could find out about some of the people who either owned or occupied land by the railway line.

We also looked at some of the people who came to the village because of the Railway. 

Thomas Day

Extract from Book of Reference, Parliamentary Archives HC/CL/PB/6/plan1836/107

Thomas Day is listed in the Book of Reference as owning and occupying a meadow.

Robert Perrey

Extract from Book of Reference, Parliamentary Archives HC/CL/PB/6/plan1836/107

Robert Perrey is listed in the Book of Reference as occupying an orchard.

The Walter family

Extract from Book of Reference, Parliamentary Archives HC/CL/PB/6/plan1836/107

We found four Stephen Walters listed in the Book of Reference.

The Newcomers

As well as affecting the existing residents of the village, the South Eastern Railway brought new inhabitants to Marden.

Joseph Clout

Extract from Book of Reference, Parliamentary Archives HC/CL/PB/6/plan1836/107

Joseph Clout was an owner-occupier listed in the Book of reference.

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