Biographical information for Charles Albert Hart

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Census of England and Wales, 1891

Name:  Chas A Hart
Spouse:  Charlotte Hart
Birth:  abt 1866 - Leicestershire, England
Residence: 6 Cromwell Road, St Paul, Bedford
Occupation: Railway Inspector

Census of England and Wales, 1901

Name:  Chas A Hart
Spouse:  Charlotte Hart
Birth:  abt 1866 - Leicestershire, England
Residence: Mayor's Walk Bedford
Occupation: Inspector, Permanent Way, Midland Railway.

Midland Railway Appendix no. 23 June 1908 and no. 24 June 1911

In both of these sources, the superintendent at Skipton is listed as "C. A. Hart". This may or may not be the C.A. Hart to which the other information in this biography refers.

History sheets of clerical staff who retired between the years 1923 and 1937.
[RAIL 426/14 1. Held by The National Archives, Kew. Former references: in its original department: LMS 15/14 (1-5) (Public Record)]

Name: Hart C. A.
Department: Way and Works
Born: 16.2.1866
Entered service: Midland Clerk, Leicester - Salary £21 / pw - 4.1882
Supt of Permt Way, Leicester - Salary £290 / 7.4.1919
Supt of Permt Way, Leicester - Salary £470 - 1.8.1919
Supt.of P.W.Leicester - Salary £470 - 1923
Deceased: 30/11/1925
NB: The above is the entire content of this source: there are no entries to indicate what Mr Hart was doing (or where he was doing it) between his entry into service in April 1882 and the entry for 1919 when he is recorded as being the Superintendent of Permanent Way at Leicester.

Probate 1926

HART Charles Albert of 11 Melbourne-road Leicester died 30 November 1925 Probate Leicester to Charlotte Hart widow. Effects £1300 3s 4d.

 Way & Works Committee 21227 7/7/1905 – 22516 7/6/1907
Minute No. 22318 14/2/1907 - Birmingham District, Permanent Way Superintendents
[RAIL 491/124: Midland Railway Company: Records. MINUTES OF MEETINGS. Way & Works Committee. 1905 - 1907. Held by The National Archives, Kew. Former references: in its original department: MID1/123 (Public Record)]

 

The Engineer reported the death of Mr George Horton Superintendent of the Birmingham District, who died on the 3rd instant after 40 years service & recommended the following appointments in fill the vacancy [sic].

Superintendent W.H. Banks to be transferred from the Leicester to Birmingham District & his salary increased from £200 to £225 per annum.

Superintendent George Rodgers to be transferred from the Settle & Carlisle to the Birmingham District & his salary increased from £270 to £290 per annum.

Inspector Charles A. Hart to be appointed Superintendent of the Settle & Carlisle District at a salary of £160 per annum.

The appointments to date from the 1st proximo.
Ordered


General Notes

There is a small but significant amount of doubt regarding the information presented in this biography. It is possible that the information extracted from the Midland Railway Appendices for 1908 and 1911 refers to a different individual than the information extracted from the other sources.


Acknowledgements

The summary above was complied by Mark R. Harvey from information kindly provided by a number of individuals including Dave Harris ( Study Centre Co-ordinator, Midland Railway Study Centre, Derby) and members of the Midland Railway Society.

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