The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Mayfield Census
South West of Mayfield including Butchers Cross, Huggets Furnace, Hastingford, Little Forge, Stocklands, Pigsfoot Farm, Brick Kiln, Hadlow Down and Five Ashes
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

16Five Ashes SchoolAlice Amelia Lay, F, Head, widowed, age 35, born Hampshire; occupation: school mistress
    Mary Dunford Lay, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hampshire; occupation: scholar
    James Salter Lay, M, Son, age 10, born Suffolk; occupation: scholar
    Lois Saden Lay, M, Son, age 6, born Buckinghamshire; occupation: scholar
    George Washington Lay, M, Son, age 5, born Buckinghamshire; occupation: scholar
    Reginald Percival Lay, M, Son, age 3, born Buckinghamshire; occupation: scholar
    Frank Edward Lay, M, Son, age 1, born Buckinghamshire

16Five AshesGeorge Reeves, M, Head, married, age 75, born Mayfield; occupation: gardener
    Charlotte Reeves, F, Wife, married, age 73, born Waldron

16Five AshesSamuel Black, M, Head, married, age 63, born Mayfield, occupation: farm labourer
    Harriet Black, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Framfield

16Five Ashes GrocerAlfred William Butler, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rye, occupation: master grocer
    Esther Butler, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Ticehurst
    Wm. Percy Waterhouse Butler, M, Son, age 2, born Surrey
    Alfred Reginald Butler, M, Son, age 11 m, born Mayfield
    Walter John Waterhouse, M, Visitor, single, age 17, born Ticehurst
    Frank Jay, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Mayfield; occupation: grocer's assistant
    William Hecley, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Hailsham; occupation: warehouseman
    Emily Jane Cornwall, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Mayfield, occupation: domestic servant

16Five Ashes InnSarah Head, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Mayfield; occupation: innkeeper
    George Head, M, Son, married, age 43, born Mayfield, employs 3 men; occupation: farmer
    Charlotte Head, F, Daughter In Law, married, age 35, born Waldron; occupation: barmaid
    Sally Head, F, Granddaughter, age 8, born Mayfield; occupation: scholar
    Georgina Head, F, Granddaughter, age 3, born Mayfield
    Louisa Bailey, F, Visitor, single, age 71, born Mayfield; occupation: domestic servant

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