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

3High StreetHenry Welfare, M, Head, widowed, age 66, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation Tailor
    Eliza Welfare, F, Daughter, single, age 40, born Cowden, Kent; occupation Housekeeper
    Ada Welfare, F, Granddaughter, age 14, born Cowden, Kent
    Frank Turner, M, Grandson, age 10, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation Scholar

3High StreetCaleb Dial, M, Head, married, age 54, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: fellmonger
    Sophia Dial, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Cowden, Kent
    Benjamin Dial, M, Father, widowed, age 85, born Cowden, Kent, handicap: deaf; occupation: fellmonger

3Fountain InnGeorge Noyes, M, Head, married, age 60, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Bricklayer and Publican
    Ann Noyes, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    James B. Noyes, M, Son, age 14, born Cowden, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Ann Boakes, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Cowden, Kent, occupation: general servant

3Fountain HouseSarah Hollands, F, Head, widowed, age 83, born Ardingly, Sussex; occupation: annuitant
    Harriett Heasman, F, Sister, single, age 79, born Ardingly, Sussex; occupation: companion
    Sarah Faulls, F, Daughter, married, age 56, born West Hoathly, Sussex

3Gottice Hill HouseWilliam Gibb, M, Head, married, age 31, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: fellmonger
    Eliza F. Gibb, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Cowden, Kent
    Leah A. Gibb, F, Daughter, age 9, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ira Gibb, M, Son, age 5, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice Gibb, F, Daughter, age 2, born Cowden, Kent

3Gottice Hill HouseJames Cox, M, Head, widowed, age 62, born Sussex; occupation: farmer
    Fanny Cox, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Kent; occupation: laundress

3Gottice Hill HouseJames Avis, M, Head, married, age 51, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Ann Avis, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Cowden, Kent
    William J. Avis, M, Son, single, age 20, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Richard Avis, M, Son, single, age 16, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

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