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

8Lindridge FarmStephen Hayes, M, Head, married, age 45, born Marden, Kent; occupation: farmer of 95 acres employing 1 labourer and 1 boy
    Elizabeth Hayes, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Lilian Hayes, F, Daughter, age 13, born Whitstable, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Hubert Hayes, M, Son, age 11, born Whitstable, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Effie A. Hayes, F, Daughter, age 9, born Whitstable, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Annie Rogers, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: governess domestic

81 Sharpes CottageVergil Playfoot, M, Head, married, age 67, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Rebecca Playfoot, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Charles Playfoot, M, Son, single, age 18, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sophia Playfoot, F, Daughter, age 10, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rosa Playfoot, F, Daughter, age 8, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    James Playfoot, M, Son, age 7, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

82 Sharpes CottageWilliam Dunk, M, Head, married, age 85, born Rolvenden, Kent; occupation: formerly farm labourer
    Frances Dunk, F, Wife, married, age 77, born Brenchley, Kent

82 Sharpes CottageJohn Milsted, M, Head, married, age 72, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: tailor
    Eliza Milsted, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Welshpool, Montgomery, Wales
    John Milsted, M, Son, age 15, born Welshpool, Montgomery, Wales
    Eliza J. Milsted, F, Daughter, age 14, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Florence Milsted, F, Daughter, age 11, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Jane Roberts, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 84, born Welshpool, Montgomery, Wales

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