The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Lamberhurst Census
Reference RG 11/1048: Lamberhurst Enumeration District No 13; District: Ticehurst; Enumerator: Augustus Padgham
Mount Pleasant District comprises all that remaining part of the Parish of Lamberhurst that lies West and South of the Turnpike Road leading from Lamberhurst to Pembury beginning at the bridge on the great river in the village to near the side turnpike road at the Beech then East of the parish boundary to the great river and North of the great river to the bridge in the village including part of the village, Parsonage, Grantham Hall, Botting cottage (pulled down) near the Pembury windmill, Sandhurst, Clayhall, Owly House, Mount Pleasant, Hoathly, Bayham Mansion, Beech Lane Cottages, Tolls Lye.
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

32 Pierce CottagesThomas Padgham, M, Head, married, age 35, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Happy Padgham, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Edgar T. Padgham, M, Son, age 11, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Padgham, F, Daughter, age 9, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edward N. Padgham, M, Son, age 8, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Henry K. Padgham, M, Son, age 6, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice E. Padgham, F, Daughter, age 4, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Padgham, M, Son, age 3, born Lamberhurst, Kent

32 Pierce CottagesHarriett Medhurst, F, Head, widowed, age 75, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: baker
    Charlotte Ginn, F, Granddaughter, widowed, age 48, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    Alfred G. Pleasance, M, Lodger, married, age 25, born Cambridge, Cambridge; occupation: baker

32 Pierce CottagesJane Dadswell, F, Head, single, age 71, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: formerly school teacher
    Caroline H. Greenall, F, Lodger, widowed, age 67, born Biddenden, Kent; occupation: late housekeeper

31 Manor CottagesJohn Cheesman, M, Head, married, age 54, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: brewers labourer
    Ann Cheesman, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Ore Hastings, Sussex

32 Manor CottagesWilliam Padgham, M, Head, married, age 28, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: carpenter joiner
    Catherine Padgham, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Lamberhurst, Sussex

33 Manor CottagesJames Ballard, M, Head, married, age 42, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: butler and domestic servant
    Harriett BALLARD ?, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Holme, Lancashire
    Henry Ballard, M, Son, age 1, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    Christine E. BALLARD ?, F, Daughter, age 8 m, born Lamberhurst, Kent

34 Manor CottagesMaria West, F, Head, married, age 30, born Tarlton, Gloucester; occupation: coachman's wife
    Ernest West, M, Son, age 3, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    Edward J. West, M, Son, age 2
    Albert West, M, Son, age 8 m

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