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

15Gilridge FarmThos. Wiles, M, Head, married, age 44, born Lamberhurst, Kent, employs 1 man; occupation Farmer
    Ellen E. Wiles, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Mary Ann R. Wiles, F, Daughter, age 12, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    James W. Wiles, M, Son, age 10, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    John P. Wiles, M, Son, age 9, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Sarah E. Wiles, F, Daughter, age 7, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Henry Osborne, M, Servant, single, age 23, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation Farm labourer

15Stick Hill CottageJames Chapman, M, Head, married, age 32, born Edenbridge, Kent, occupation: farm labourer
    Hannah Chapman, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Annie Chapman, F, Daughter, age 1, born Cowden, Kent

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