The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1851 Heathfield Census
Reference RG 107/1638: Hailsham District; Hellingly Subdistrict; Heathfield Enumeration District No 5c
All that part of the Parish of Heathfield which lies Southeast of the Turnpike Road leading from Cross-in-hand to Battle as far as Cade Street and Northwest of the Road leading from thence past the Church to the Clappers and North of the Road leading from thence to Horeham to the Boundary of the Parish, [including the Hooks, Maynards Green, Sicklehatch and the Runtington (properly Runt-and-Ton from the Sign of the Runt Cow and Ton)].
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]

Census sheets
Sheet    Place    Census entry

427Portland SquareSylvan Harmer, M, Head, widowed, age 47, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: land surveyor
    Elizabeth Bray, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 77, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    Mary Ann Gower, F, Servant, single, age 62, born Warbleton, Sussex

427Portland SquareThomas Cheney, M, Head, married, age 37, born Sunninghill, Berkshire; occupation: coachman
    Sarah Ann Cheney, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Dover, Kent

427Portland SquareGeorge Pankhurst, M, Head, married, age 26, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: butcher journeyman
    Mary Ann Pankhurst, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Warbleton, Sussex
    Emily Ellen Pankhurst, F, Daughter, single, age 2, born Heathfield, Sussex

427Portland SquareHenry Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 29, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Heathfield, Sussex
    George Mitchell, M, Son, single, age 8, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

427Portland SquareEdwin Harmer, M, Head, married, age 56, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: stone mason
    Elizabeth Harmer, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Washington Harmer, M, Son, single, age 22, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter journeyman
    Volney Harmer, M, Son, single, age 10, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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