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 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

17PalesgateJohn Devon, M, Head, married, age 52, born Somerset; occupation: farm labourer
    Hannah Devon, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Chatham, Kent
    William Devon, M, Son, single, age 16, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Henry Devon, M, Son, age 13, born Chatham, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

17PalesgateJames Pratt, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Pratt, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    George John Pratt, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

17PalesgateRichard Godley, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriett Godley, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Mary Ann Godley, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    George Godley, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    David T Godley, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

17PalesgateOwen Best, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 40 acres
    Ann Best, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    Ellen Best, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Edwin Best, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Mary Ann Best, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Kate Best, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

17PalesgateJames Martin, M, Head, married, age 61, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Lucy Martin, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Ashborne, Sussex
    William Martin, M, Son, widowed, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Alfred W Martin, M, Grandson, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Sussan Robertson, F, Visitor, single, age 19, born Wickhambrook, Suffolk; occupation: domestic servant, out of employment

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