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

8Town Mead CottageThomas Steadman, M, Head, married, age 64, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriett Steadman, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Fletching, Sussex
    William Steadman, M, Son, single, age 27, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

8Cross FarmEdwin Coomber, M, Head, married, age 49, born Brasted, Kent, employs 4 labourers; occupation: farmer
    Jane Coomber, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Silverton, Devon
    Sarah Coomber, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Hever, Kent
    John Coomber, M, Son, single, age 24, born Hever, Kent
    Jane Coomber, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Hever, Kent
    Thomas Coomber, M, Son, age 15, born Cowden, Kent

8Alms House, North StreetHenry J. Brickwell, M, Head, widowed, age 34, born Cowden, Kent, occupation: farm labourer

8Waystrood FarmGeorge Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 42, born Ashburnham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Lower Beeding, Sussex
    George Mitchell, M, Son, age 4, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Eliza Mitchell, F, Daughter, age 1, born Heathfield, Sussex

8Waystrood FarmJames Horton, M, Head, married, age 22, born Ashford, Kent, unemployed; occupation: gamekeeper
    Charlotte Horton, F, Wife, married, age 20, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Sydney J. Horton, M, Son, age 10 m, born Hartfield, Sussex

8Clays HouseJames Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Jane Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Edward Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 20, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriet Dadswell, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Buxted, Sussex
    George Dadswell, M, Son, age 13, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Frederick Dadswell, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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