The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1851 Laughton Census
Reference RG 107/1638: Hailsham District; Hellingly Subdistrict; Laughton Enumeration District No 3a
All that part of the Parish of Laughton which lies Northwest of the Turnpike Road leading from Lewes to Battle as far as Stone Cross and Northwest of the Road leading from thence to East Hoathly to the Boundary of the Parish, [including Shortgate, the Brickhurst and Mopes Hole].
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 ancestry.co.uk
  • 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

312LaughtonJames Wilkinson, farm labourer, M, Head, married, age 30, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Ann Wilkinson, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Isfield, Sussex
    George Wilkinson, M, Son, single, age 5M, born Laughton, Sussex

312LaughtonJohn Burfield, farm labourer, M, Head, married, age 34, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Burfield, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Chiddingly, Sussex
    William Jenner, M, Wife's son, single, age 8, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar

312LaughtonHenry Bartholomew, farm labourer, M, Head, single, age 51, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Bartholomew, F, Sister, single, age 49, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper

312LaughtonRichard Pierpoint, farmer, M, Head, married, age 75, born Chailey, Sussex; occupation: farmer, 9 acres
    Phebe Pierpoint, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Cuckfield, Sussex
    David Pierpoint, M, Son, single, age 28, born Isfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolmaster

312Vert WoodJoseph Drakes, land proprietor, M, Head, married, age 67, born Lincolnshire; occupation: land proprietor, occupier of 22 acres and employing 1 labourer
    Ann Caroline Drakes, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Southwark, London
    Frances Burfield, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: house servant
    John Diggens, M, Servant, single, age 23, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

312LaughtonCharles Thompsett, farm labourer, M, Head, married, age 38, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Hannah Thompsett, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Wivelsfield, Sussex
    Thomas Thompsett, M, Son, single, age 8, born Laughton, Sussex
    Louisa Thompsett, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born Laughton, Sussex
    Frances Thompsett, F, Daughter, single, age 1, born Laughton, Sussex

312LaughtonHenry Tomsett, pauper, M, Head, married, age 78, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: pauper
    Sarah Tomsett, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Chiddingly, Sussex

312Hammer LodgeGeorge Tomsett, M, Head, married, age 35, born Laughton, Sussex
    Martha Tomsett, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Laughton, Sussex

312LaughtonJohn Merricks, smith journeyman, M, Head, married, age 44, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: smith journeyman
    Harriett Merricks, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Ripe, Sussex
    Elizabeth Merricks, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Laughton, Sussex
    John Merricks, M, Son, single, age 6, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Lucy Merricks, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born Laughton, Sussex
    Harriett Merricks, F, Daughter, single, age 1, born Laughton, Sussex

312BrickhurstJoseph Barrow, farmer, M, Head, married, age 84, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farmer, 37 acres employing 3 labourers
    Ann Barrow, F, Wife, married, age 81, born Waldron, Sussex
    Joseph Barrow, M, Son, single, age 46, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son
    Job Barrow, M, Son, single, age 38, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son
    Nathaniel Burstow, M, Grandson, single, age 15, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Jane Merricks, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: house servant

312LaughtonWilliam French, sawyer, M, Head, married, age 23, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: sawyer
    Ann French, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Hastings, Sussex
    Emmily French, F, Daughter, single, age 1, born Laughton, Sussex
    Mary Ann Starnes, F, Wife's daughter, single, age 3, born Laughton, Sussex

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