The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1861 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG9/574: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 10
All that remaining part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at Paine's Corner to Maynard's Gate Keeping the stream to Johnson's Bridge the bottom of Hornshurst Wood to within eights Rods of Cowford Bridge on the Rotherfield Road to Brown's Cottage and the Village taking all on the West of the main Road to Walter's Brick Kiln, Water's Hill and Paine's Corner including the Hall, Rectory, Mottins Hill, the Warren, Peeps and Maynard's Gate Farms.
Enumerator: William Leonard.
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
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

7Village [Church Road]James Weston, M, Head, married, age 59, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    Mary Weston, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Rotherfield, Sussex

7VillageGeorge Foster, M, Head, married, age 69, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: shoemaker

7VillageJohn Killick, M, Head, single, age 16, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: harness maker's apprentice
    Frederick Card, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: butcher

7Village [Court Farm]Benjamin Corke, M, Head, widowed, age 71, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 300 acres employing 7 men
    Harriott Corke, F, Granddaughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    Mahala Mudgridge, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: general servant
    Frederick Martin, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter

7VillageJohn Heasman, M, Head, married, age 26, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    John Heasman, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

7VillageGeorge Edwards, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master grocer and draper employing 1 man
    Maria Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Ruth Edwards, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    David Edwards, M, Son, age 8m, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Ruth Ashby, F, Sister-in-law, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Caroline Booker, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: general servant

7VillageSarah Guest, F, Head, single, age 42, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: retired farmer's daughter
    Philadelphia Wilson, F, Visitor, single, age 20, born Frant, Sussex
    Lois Gibb, F, Visitor, single, age 20, born Mayfield, Sussex

7VillageCharles Edwards, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master builder employing 6 men, 3 boys and 1 labourer
    Ann Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex

7VillageThomas Russell, M, Head, married, age 36, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: baptist minister of Providence Chapel
    Jane Russell, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Worth, Sussex
    Ebenezer Russell, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Mary Russell, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Emma Booker, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: general servant

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