The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Cowden, Kent Census
That part of the Parish of Cowden that includes the High Street, North Street, Furnace Farm and Gilridge Farm
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

1Crown Inn, High StreetAlbert Wallis, M, Head, married, age 30, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: publican
    Anna Wallis, F, Wife, married, age 33, born London
    Rose Ovenden, F, Servant, single, age 13, born Cowden, Kent; occupation General Servant
    Joseph Tanner, M, Servant, single, age 40, born Somerset; occupation Wheelwright
    Charles Johnson, M, Servant, widowed, age 42, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: bootman
    Richard Turner, M, Servant, widowed, age 65, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Frederick Ovenden, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Cowden, Kent; occupation Bricklayer
    Occupation Farm labourer

1High StreetJohn Chandler, M, Head, married, age 32, born Edenbridge, Kent, occupation: grocer and draper
    Mary Chandler, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Tun Wells, Sussex
    John Chandler, M, Son, age 7 m, born Cowden, Kent
    Thomas Richardson, M, Apprentice, single, age 17, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Grocer's apprentice
    Ada Seal, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation Servant
    Alice Hornewood, F, Servant, age 12, born Tun Wells, Sussex; occupation: nurse girl

1High StreetJames Miles, M, Head, single, age 40, born Hartfield, Sussex, employs 1 man and 1 boy; occupation: shoe maker
    Owen Tery, M, Boarder, single, age 16, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Shoe maker's apprentice

1High StreetWilliam May, M, Head, married, age 70, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary May, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Hartfield, Sussex

1High StreetGeorge Ingram, M, Head, married, age 45, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: plumber
    Elizabeth Ingram, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Ditchling, Sussex
    Henry G. Ingram, M, Son, single, age 19, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: plumber
    Mary E. Ingram, F, Daughter, age 13, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jo Ingram, M, Son, age 11, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jim Ingram, M, Son, age 8, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Kate Ingram, F, Daughter, age 5, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Ingram, M, Son, age 4, born Cowden, Kent
    Percy Ingram, M, Son, age 1, born Cowden, Kent

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