Mr Stafford came from Dublin and started work at Wolverton on the first day of its existence as a railway station.He was the chief accountant and was paid £300 a year - a good middle class income when most railway workers earned £1 a week.
If you look at the floor plan of one of these villas you can see that this family could be comfortably accommodated. Mr & Mrs Stafford in one bedroom, his sick brother in another, the children in a third and the two servants in the fourth. Between the children and the washing, cleaning and cooking, I imagine the servants had their hands full.
Brabazon S Stafford Husband Mar 43 Accountant Dublin Elizabeth Stafford Wife Mar 34 Dublin William Stafford Brother Mar 39 Invalid Dublin Brabazon S Stafford Son Unm 7 Bucks Anne Stafford Dau Unm 4 Bucks Elizabeth D Stafford Dau Unm 3 Bucks Mary J Stafford Dau Unm 1 Bucks Emma Berridge Servant Unm 22 Northants Anne Green Servant Unm 20 Northants