The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1871 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG10/1050: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 5
Part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at Johnsons Bridge taking the Stream to Maynards Gate and Frogs Hole to the Beeches and Crowboro X then to Cooks Corner and Oarsnash to Boarshead inn and Johnsons Bridge including the Cottage at Pales Gate, Steel Cross House, Poundfield, Charity House, Steel Cross Farm and Boarshead Street, Crowborough Cross and Houses on Turnpike.
Enumerator: George Allcorn, Jun.
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
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

14Steel Cross HouseGeorge Arthur Musgrave, M, Head, married, age 27, born Monks Riseborough, Buckinghamshire; occupation: landowner
    Theresa Musgrave, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Barnstaple, Devon
    Henry Arthur Fitzherbert Musgrave, M, Son, age 1, born Horsham, Sussex
    Theresa Henreatta Musgrave, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hillingdon, Middlesex
    Sarah Watkins, F, Nurse, widowed, age 48, born Ellisfield, Hampshire; occupation: domestic nurse
    Hannah A Wright, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Sedesford, Norfolk; occupation: domestic undernurse
    Sela Stradwick, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Crawley, Sussex; occupation: domestic cook
    Elizabeth Payne, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Crawley, Sussex; occupation: domestic housemaid
    William Hurst, M, Servant, single, age 23, born Kilburn, Middlesex; occupation: domestic butler

14Shorn BrookDavid Mankellow, M, Head, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: wheelwright journeyman
    Sarah Mankellow, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex

14Shorn BrookAlfred Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter journeyman
    Sarah Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Ernest Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: milk boy
    Thomas Dadswell, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Walter Dadswell, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Ernest Tasker, M, [Wife's] son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

14Shorn BrookJames Avery, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master trug basket maker
    Silbey Avery, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Withyham, Sussex
    Amos Ashdown, M, Grandson, single, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

14Shorn BrookRichard Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 69, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Alis Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Withyham, Sussex

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