The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1841 East Grinstead Census
Reference: East Grinstead Enumeration District 1
All that part of the Parish of East Grinstead comprising the lower Chapel Lane, Ship Lane, Rock Gardens as far as Place Land, The Rocks as far as the Pigence House, The Hermitage, Hurst and Clays and as far as the Cross Ways
Enumerator: Benjamin Huggett
Please note:
  • These census records have been transcribed from images of the original census sheets. Whilst all care has been taken, the result is an interpretation of the original which is available at Local Record Offices, from The National Archives, and from
  • Occupation has been unified (e.g. Ag Lab, Farm Lab, and many other such recordings are all displayed as Farm labourer).
  • The Sheet Number is as shown on the original document and is linked to a page showing all the entries on that Sheet (as well as entries from the following or previous sheet where the entry for the location covers more than one sheet).
  • In those instances where the Census entry is incorrect or missing and it has been possible from other sources to derive a correction, then these changes are shown inside square brackets, e.g. [Wife]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

40RocksRichard Edwards, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: shoemaker
    Elizabeth Edwards, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born Sussex
    Caroline Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 9, born Sussex
    William Edwards, M, [Son], age 8, born Sussex
    Charles Edwards, M, [Son], age 7, born Sussex
    Richard Edwards, M, [Son], age 5, born Sussex
    Elizabeth Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 3, born Sussex

40RocksTrayton Soper, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Shoe maker
    Ann Soper, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39
    Ann Soper, F, [Daughter], age 9, born Sussex
    Henry Soper, M, [Son], age 7, born Sussex
    Elizabeth Soper, F, [Daughter], age 4, born Sussex
    Barbara Soper, F, [Daughter], age 2, born Sussex

40HermitageWilliam Pearless, M, Head, age 30 to 34; occupation: solicitor
    Mary Pearless, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29
    William Pearless, M, [Son], age 3, born Sussex
    James Pearless, M, [Son], age 2, born Sussex
    Susannah Mitchell, F, age 24; occupation: servant
    Fanny Martin, F, age 22, born Sussex; occupation: servant
    Mary Criswell, F, age 19, born Sussex, occupation: servant
    Thomas Davis, M, age 19; occupation: servant

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