The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Hellingly Census
Reference RG 11/1043: Hailsham District; Hellingly Enumeration District No 2; Enumerator: S A Goldsmith
Part of the Civil Parish of Hellingly comprising that part which lies West of the River Cuckmere to the Footbridge in Mr Bennets Brook and Southeast of the footpath leading the B. of Mr Bennetts and South of the Road to the footpath in the Broad Field, continuing on past the Wilderness towards Hoe Baks as far as the Boundary of the Parish, including Lower Horsebridge, Perryland, Hackhurst, the lower and upper Dicker, then Dicker Vicarage and Camberlot House, within which a lot is part of the Consolidated Chapelry District of the Holy Trinity Upper Dicker.
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

15Knights FarmThomas Boys, M, Head, married, age 44, born Selmeston, Sussex; occupation: steam thrashing machine proprieter
    Martha Boys, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Warbleton, Sussex
    Mary Boys, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughter
    Edwin Boys, M, Son, single, age 19, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    David Boys, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    Elizabeth Boys, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker
    Martha Boys, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ellen Boys, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Annie Boys, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Fred Boys, M, Son, age 8, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ruth Boys, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hellingly, Sussex
    Alice Boys, F, Daughter, age 3, born Hellingly, Sussex
    Emily Boys, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hellingly, Sussex
    John Boys, M, Visitor, single, age 25, born Selmeston, Sussex; occupation: carpenter

15No 1, PotteriesEdward Gutsell, M, Head, married, age 26, born Arlington, Sussex; occupation: land holder of 17 acres
    Emma Gutsell, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Hellingly, Sussex

15No 2, Potters ArmsCharles Covell, M, Head, married, age 32, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: builder and beer retailer
    Mary Covell, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Framfield, Sussex
    Thomas Covell, M, Son, age 3, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Alice Covell, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hellingly, Sussex
    Harriett Farmer, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant
    Stephen Colbran, M, Boarder, married, age 66, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: butcher (out of employment)

15No 3, Potters ArmsJohnathan Wenham, M, Head, married, age 34, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: general labourer
    Lois Wenham, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Chiddingly, Sussex
    Lois L. Wenham, F, Daughter, age 6, born Chiddingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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