Robert George Drayton

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  1. Chimp

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    Yes, Drayton's again :rolleyes:

    Joseph Richard Drayton was born in the Gainsbro' R.D. in 1873. The son of Robert George and Eliza Drayton nee Cragg.

    in 1881 the family are at the Grange, Burton Upon Stather RG number:RG11 Piece:3287 Folio:22 Page:5

    Robert George, the father, is an Agricultural Labourer.

    in 1901 census High Street, Ashby
    RG13, Piece: 3106, Folio: 29, Page: 10

    Robert DRAYTON, Head, 53, Job Master. b. North Kelsey
    Eliza DRAYTON, Wife, 53, b. Burton Stather
    George DRAYTON, 31, Job Masters Son, b. Winterton
    Joseph DRAYTON, Joseph, 28, Job Masters Son, b. Scotter

    1911 census 119 High St Ashby Doncaster. RG14PN20087 RG78PN1201 RD424 SD2 ED20 SN86

    Robert DRAYTON, 64, Farmer, b. North Kelsey
    Eliza DRAYTON, Wife , 64, Burton on Stather
    George DRAYTON, 41, Farmers Son Working On Farm, b. Winterton
    Joseph DRAYTON, 38, Farmers Son Working On Farm, b. Scotter

    on 07 Sep 1918 Joseph Richard DRAYTON age 45 an Ironstone Miner, married Florence Ann SHELTON Age 40, in St. Peter, Bottesford, Lincolnshire.

    Florence's father, William SHELTON, is a Railway worker and so now is Joseph's father, Robert DRAYTON.

    I suppose farming was to much for the old boy and so Robert decided to work for the railway instead.

    Are there any FREE railway employees records available?
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I am not sure that there are but the National Railway Museum have a step by step guide to researching Railway ancestors here:
    http://www.
    nrm.org.uk/NRM/ResearchAndArchive/researchhelp/FamilyHistory

    Also, the Society of Genealogists have published a book 'My Ancestor was a Railway Worker' that you may find useful:
    http://www.
    parishchest.com/index.php?cmd=viewproduct&cat=&id=P87593&pageOffset=1
     
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    Are there any FREE railway employees records available?

    For a fairly definitive listing of available records, use the National Register of Archives and enter the company name as a "corporate name"

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/default.asp

    Generally speaking most of them are free. They are just not online and free.
     
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    How did I know that someone was going to mention TNA :(. I used to be an office worker, so I can understand filing systems. The TNA have put their system in a bag and given it a good shake, saying 'Here, take a look'.:confused:

    Thank you both for your suggestions.
     
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    a-ha TNA

    Reference: RAIL 491/1038
    Description: Burton & Ashby Light Rly.
    Date: 1906 - 1920

    Now what ?

    It says the records are available on Ancestry. But of course you have to be a member to see them tuh
     
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    Or use the free access at your local library. ;)
     
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    I finally found mention of the Burton Railway amongst the Ancestry Railway stuff. They appear to have just one book of employment records for Burton covering the dates 1876-1908 too early Chimp?

    Ann
     
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    Hi Chimp, I am a member of Ancestry, can you hang on going to dentist will look either this afternoon or 2moro for your lot and see what I can find on the 2 fathers
    Regards
    Hilda
     
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    I'm afraid I can't see what point you're making there. Are you sure about the company?
     
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    Hi Peter. No, not sure about the company at all. Following Jan's link in #2

    http://www.
    nrm.org.uk/NRM/ResearchAndArchive/researchhelp/FamilyHistory

    It tells you what steps to take when researching your railway ancestors. I am sort of bound by these steps as this is my first foray into railway ancestors.

    I know that the family were living in Ashby, Lincolnshire. The rail company that was in that area at the time was Burton & Ashby Light Railway.

    This is the only information that I have to go on and, well, it's a starting point. Without that I have nothing and wouldn't know where to start.

    I know that some of you know the TNA way of doing things like the backs of your hands but to be honest it totally baffles me :oops:.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    May be worth a visit to your local library chimp , as quite a bit of info comes up when you key in Robert Drayton..(I forgot the George) the carrier may nott be him but comes up several times in directories.
    Robert Drayton
    Occupation: Carrier & Jobmaster
    Publication Title: 1913 Kelly's Directory
    Lincolnshire.England
    Publication Year: 1913 also 1819

    Robert George Drayton of 19 High st. Ashby, Scunthorpe & Frodingham Lincolnshire died 10 Mar. 1925. Admin Lincoln 1 Feb. to Alfred Tom Drayton - painter effects 257 pounds 2s +6d.
    other bits & bobs as well, unsure if your Robert or another, re Army etc.

    Have full itinerary today so can't look longer.
     
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    Thank you very much indeed Wendy {-(^^)-}
     
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    Hi Chimp, I looked but could find nothing on either father, very little on Lincs stations, sorry I could not help
    Hilda
     
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    Thank you very much for looking for me Hilda, it was very kind of you.
     

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