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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

18No 17, PotteriesAmos Sanders, M, Head, married, age 53, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: tile maker
    Mary A. Sanders, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker
    Frank Sanders, M, Son, single, age 19, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: tile maker
    Edith Sanders, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Rhodah Sanders, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hellingly, Sussex

18Boship FarmCharles Cane, M, Head, married, age 60, born Ripe, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 104 acres employing 3 men and 1 boy
    Sarah Cane, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Barcombe, Sussex
    James Cane, M, Son, single, age 25, born Chiddingly, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son
    Ruth Cane, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Chiddingly, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughter
    David Hunnisett, M, Son in law, married, age 41, born Bodle Street, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Naomi Hunnisett, F, Daughter, married, age 27, born Chiddingly, Sussex
    John Hunnisett, M, Grandson, age 11 m, born Hailsham, Sussex
    Alfred Parsons, M, Nephew, age 13, born Barcombe, Sussex; occupation: farm servant

18Boship FarmElizabeth Stapley, F, Head, widowed, age 71, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: farmer's widow

18Boship CottageWilliam Boniface, M, Head, married, age 68, born Westham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriett Boniface, F, Wife, married, age 66, born Jevington, Sussex
    George Boniface, M, Son, single, age 22, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Alick Bourne, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Ifield, Sussex; occupation: labourer

18Brook HouseGeorge Keen, M, Head, married, age 30, born Woolhampton, Berkshire; occupation: farm bailiff
    Eliza Keen, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Tilehurst, Berkshire; occupation: dairy woman
    Eliza Keen, F, Daughter, age 4, born Brighton, Sussex

18HorsebridgeThomas Parsons, M, Head, married, age 33, born Hillingly, Sussex; occupation: twine spinner (out of employment)
    Mercy Parsons, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Hillingly, Sussex
    George Parsons, M, Son, age 6, born Hillingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    William Parsons, M, Son, age 5, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Frank Parsons, M, Son, age 3, born Hellingly, Sussex
    Alice Parsons, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Hellingly, Sussex

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