Find your ancestors in Great Western Railway Shareholders 1835-1932

The amount of information listed varies, but the Great Western Railway Shareholders Index records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Name(s) of other parties (executors or legatees for deaths; husbands for marriages)
  • Date of death
  • Date of probate
  • Date of marriage
  • Date of any other 'event'

    Note that: after 1910, a number of entries relate to the change of trustees of Friendly Societies as a result of a death.
  • Discover more about the Great Western Railway Shareholders

    There are 570,464 records to be found in this index, including over 440,000 named individuals. 153,569 events entered into the registers.

    This is not an index of railway staff, but of shareholders in the railway produced from the original ledgers created by the Great Western Railway for transactions relating to all shareholdings which changed hands other than by simple sale.