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

16No 4, PotteriesCharles Carey, M, Head, married, age 60, born Chiddingly, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Frances Carey, F, Wife, married, age 66, born Ardingly, Sussex
    Adam Levistyer, M, Boarder, single, age 62, born Droxford, Hampshire; occupation: potter

16No 5, PotteriesEdwin Roberts, M, Head, married, age 23, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: postal messenger
    Ebenezer Roberts, M, Brother, age 12, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar

16No 7, PotteriesWilliam Burgess, M, Head, married, age 29, born Chalvington, Sussex; occupation: blacksmith
    Eleanor S. Burgess, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Burnham Market, Norfolk
    Robert Albert G. Burgess, M, Son, , age 6, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Edith M. Burgess, F, Daughter, , age 4, born Hove, Sussex
    Lilian E. Burgess, F, Daughter, , age 2, born Hove, Sussex
    William T. Burgess, M, Son, , age 9 m, born Hailsham, Sussex

16No 8, PotteriesHenry Deadman, M, Head, married, age 84, born Hailsham, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Mary Deadman, F, Wife, married, age 79, born Warbleton, Sussex
    Caroline G. Deadman, F, Daughter, widowed, age 48, born Hurstmonceux, Sussex; occupation: nurse (SMS)

16No 9, PotteriesTrayton Smith, M, Head, married, age 74, born Chiddingly, Sussex (out of employment)
    Emma Smith, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Hailsham, Sussex
    William Smith, M, Son, single, age 40, born Hurstmonceux, Sussex (out of employment)

16No 10, PotteriesElisha Clark, M, Head, widowed, age 39, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: potter
    Amy Clark, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    Fred Clark, M, Son, single, age 15, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: assistant china packer
    Thomas Clark, M, Son, age 12, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Gideon Clark, M, Son, age 10, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar

16No 11, PotteriesUrich Clark, M, Head, married, age 56, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: potter brickmaker
    Elizabeth Clark, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Arlington, Sussex
    Chetham Clark, F, Neice, single, age 31, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: clerk
    Ruth Sinnock, F, Mother in law, widowed, age 75, born Northampton; occupation: family governess (private)

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