Edward Monk

1800 - 1888

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Brewer of Cliffe, Lewes, Sussex. Leading railway promoter in the area. Director of the Brighton Lewes and Hastings Railway. (The company existed from February 1844; operated trains only for a few weeks during June-July 1846; amalgamated with other companies to form the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, 27 July 1846.) Also a director of the Lewes/Uckfield Railway. Committee member of the the proposed Lewes/East Grinstead Railway, 1866.

  2. "Mr. Edward Monk, well-known Lewes brewer, died on Wednesday at the advanced age of 88 years."

  3. Possibly the brother of George Monk.


  1. Gregory Mitchell, The Impact of the Railway on Early to Mid-Victorian Lewes 1841-1868 (Unpub. M.A., University of Brighton (CNAA), 1995), p. 23; thanks to Ian McClelland for drawing attention to this source.

  2. Mid-Sussex Times 28/02/1888.

  3. See separate entry for George Monk.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£800 8s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Railway Investment
Brighton and Chichester (Portsmouth Extension) [184517]  
Railway Investment
Brighton, Lewes and Hastings (Keymer Branch) [184518]  

Relationships (1)


Addresses (2)

Cliffe, Lewes, Sussex, South-east England, England
Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England