The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 East Grinstead Census
The Southern part of East Grinstead Parish that includes the western part of Forest Row, Brambletye, Kidbrook, Mudbrook, Priory, Hospital Farm, Hollybush Farm, Frame Post, The Hermitage, Brockhurst and Horseshoe 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

5No 5 Gatlands RowElizabeth Holms, F, Head, widowed, age 50, born Heathfield
    William Holms, M, Son, age 11, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Minnie Holms, F, Daughter, age 9, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar

5Brambletye Castle HotelGeorge Histed, M, Head, married, age 34, born East Grinstead; occupation: licensed victualler
    Mary Jane Histed, F, Wife, married, age 24, born London
    George Histed, M, Son, age 3, born East Grinstead
    Herbert Histed, M, Son, age 1, born East Grinstead
    Letitia Ann Histed, F, Mother, widowed, age 61, born Hartfield; occupation: annuitant
    Esther Rosina Gibbs, F, Servant, single, age 33, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: servant
    Louisa Charlotte Heasman, F, Servant, single, age 21, born East Grinstead; occupation: servant
    Fanny Page, F, Servant, single, age 15, born East Grinstead; occupation: servant

5Bakers ShopSamuel Taylor, M, Head, married, age 31, born Hastings, employs 1 boy; occupation: baker's confectioner
    Sarah Ann Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Surrey
    Florence Jane Taylor, F, Daughter, age 3, born Hastings
    Herbert Robert Taylor, M, Son, age 2, born East Grinstead
    Eva Ethel Taylor, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born East Grinstead
    Charlotte Bouis, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Ticehurst, occupation: servant
    John Huggett, M, Servant, single, age 15, born East Grinstead; occupation: baker's boy

5Post Office Grocer ShopStephen Sayers, M, Head, married, age 62, born Horsham, employs 1 man and 1 boy; occupation Post Master and Grocer
    Susanna Sayers, F, Wife, married, age 67, born West Hoathly
    Mary Ann Sayers, F, Daughter, single, age 35, born East Grinstead
    George Wheeler, M, Brother In Law, single, age 78, born West Hoathly
    Thomas Cooper, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, occupation: grocer
    John Charman, M, Apprentice, single, age 14, born East Grinstead, occupation: apprentice

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