Notes on some of the my Wycombe Lanes

Alfred Lane

LANE A.& EDMONDS J.     Paper Makers             Upper Marsh/Bowden, High Wycombe
Alfred Lane  1826 May 13th agreement signed by the corn millers of Wycombe as buyers that they would only sell or buy corn by the Imperial Measure .
He was miller at Mill End Mill

Alfred Lane Mayor of High Wycombe 1842-43and 1853-54   Died in office in1853

From the Bucks Herald 23 May 1846 Mr A Lane (which Alfred?) of Wycombe takes 2nd prize for his Tulips at Aylesbury Floral and Horticultural Show and first for heartsease and 29 september 1849 1st prize for dahlias1st for Hollyhocks 2nd for fuchias in Thame Floral and Horticultural Show

From the 1851 cencus: He was  married to Mary aged 74 (born in Wycombe)

 ElizaBASS,  Servant  Unmarried  F  27  1824  House Servant RisboroughBuckinghamshire
Alfred LANE,   born  1783  Alderman, Paper Manufacturer, Farmer 60 Acres Employs 9 Men and 3 Boys  living at 16 High Street, High Or Chepping Wycombe,

On 26 April 1847 the contents of Bowden Mill were sold soon after the death of Joseph Edmonds

Alfred Lane jnr was Mayor of High Wycombe  for 1857 1858 He was again  elected to the town council in November 1862

From  1851 cencus

LANE, Alfred  Head  M  M  37  1814  Miller Master employing 7 Hands High Wycombe 
LANE, Miriam Emma  Wife  M  F  28  1823  High Wycombe
LILLY, John  Servant  U  M  20  1831  Gardner Great Kimble
Living at Mill End Upper Mill, West Wycombe 

They dont appear to have had children and were married 29 June 1843

​Lease  D-D/1/31  23rd February, 1860
These documents are held at Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
(i) Sir George Henry Dashwood of West Wycombe, Bt.
(ii) Alfred Lane of Chepping Wycombe, mealman.
Bassetsbury water mill, manor house (now used as cottages) messuage at south end of mills, The Chequers public house, two cottages near Bassetsbury pond, 55a. in Chepping Wycombe.
Term: 14 years. Rent: £190 p.a.


LANE, Samuel, b. 1823,

Soda Water Maker, Wycombe, , Probably the Mr Lane whos cart was turned over by his horse  in August 1865 He suffered very bad facial cuts from his soda bottles and survived though it is said he was unregonisable His employee suffered a broken leg


​1861Crown Lane, Chepping Wycombe and he is a confectioner


1871 census living at  Paul's Row (Swan Inn), High Wycombe, Chipping Wycombe


Israel lane 1836-1840 death aged 3

Sat Jan 8,1840-The inquest of Israel Lane aged 3,son of Joseph Lane (b.1787  )  who died from scalds he received several days earlier.Ellen Humphreys servant,​was washing dishes in the back kitchen have brought in  a three quarter full tin pail of boiling water heard Israel scream .She turned to find the lower part of his body in  the pail;it then fell backward A doctor was only sent for the following morning and the child died 3 days later

From the Bucks Herald 2 Jan 1840 -the wife of Joseph Lane died 22 Dec 1839 aged 33 assuming this was Hannah Maria Oxlade. Elizabeth Smith is the servant in the 1841 cencus