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

14Legs Heath FarmGeorge Payne, M, Head, married, age 47, born East Grinstead; occupation: farmer
    Mary Jane Payne, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Berkshire
    Leonard Henry Payne, M, Son, age 14, born Berkshire
    Joseph Stiles, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Balcombe; occupation Farm labourer

14Welsbeach CottageGeorge Williams, M, Head, married, age 24, born Ardingly; occupation Farm labourer
    Mary Williams, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Balcombe
    William Williams, M, Son, age 3, born East Grinstead
    George Williams, M, Son, age 1, born East Grinstead

14FarmWilliam Tester, M, Head, married, age 49, born Worth, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmer
    Mary Tester, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Ardingly
    Anne Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Ifield
    Alles Tester, F, Daughter, age 13, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    John Bar, M, Servant, single, age 44, born Ifield, occupation: farm labourer
    James Weller, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farm labourer
    William Stiles, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Worth; occupation Farm labourer
    Jane Simmons, F, Lodger, age 6, born East Grinstead

14StandissAmos Leppard, M, Head, married, age 47, born West Hoathly; occupation: farm labourer
    Ann Leppard, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Fletching
    Eliza Leppard, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Fletching
    Altimous Leppard, M, Son, age 12, born West Hoathly; occupation: scholar
    Kate Leppard, F, Daughter, age 10, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Mary Ann Leppard, F, Daughter, age 8, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    William Leppard, M, Son, age 7, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Emily Leppard, F, Daughter, age 5, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Jane Leppard, F, Daughter, age 4, born East Grinstead
    Henry Leppard, M, Son, age 3, born West Hoathly
    Earnest Leppard, M, Son, age 1 m, born East Grinstead

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