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

2High StreetMary Ann Wickham, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born Brasted, Kent

2High StreetJesse Harding, M, Head, married, age 40; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Ann Harding, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Edenbridge, Kent
    Jesse Harding, M, Son, single, age 15, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mildred Harding, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Harriett Harding, F, Daughter, age 9, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Harding, M, Son, age 6, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Kate Harding, F, Daughter, age 1, born Cowden, Kent
    Margaret Harding, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born Cowden, Kent

2High StreetGeorge Bailey, M, Head, married, age 42, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: carpenter and joiner
    Harriett Bailey, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Withyham, Sussex
    Sarah Ann H. Bailey, F, Daughter, age 15, born Cowden, Kent
    George H. Bailey, M, Son, age 14, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Harriett E. Bailey, F, Daughter, age 12, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Frederick Bailey, M, Son, age 9, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Lydia Bailey, F, Daughter, age 7, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Martha Bailey, F, Daughter, age 5, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Bailey, M, Son, age 3, born Cowden, Kent
    Esther Bailey, F, Daughter, age 2, born Cowden, Kent
    Alfred Bailey, M, Son, age 5 m, born Cowden, Kent

2High StreetArthur Hollands, M, Head, single, age 29, born Bexhill, Sussex; occupation: butcher
    Martha E. Burfoot, F, Cousin, single, age 27, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    Harriett Sefton, F, Visitor, widowed, age 48, born Norwich

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