The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
South East of Rotherfield including Argos Hill, Rotherhurst, Horse Grove, Kings Arms Public House, Cats Cottages, Holy Trinity Girls Orphanage, Marlborough Head and Frenches
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

4LewsHenry Walter, M, Head, married, age 55, born Heathfield; occupation Farmer
    Ansley Walter, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Rotherfield
    Ansley Woodgate, F, Niece, age 11, born Mayfield; occupation Scholar
    William Weston, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourer

4High CrossJames Smith, M, Head, married, age 40, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Smith, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield
    Esther Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Buxted
    Henry Smith, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Smith, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Ellen Smith, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Rotherfield

4Spring CottageJohn Wilson, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Sarah J. Wilson, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Wadhurst
    James C. Wilson, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Joseph Wilson, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Philadelphia Wilson, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    George Wilson, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    Jesse Wilson, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    Jacob Wilson, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield
    Mercy E. Wilson, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield

4Grubreed CottageHenry Callow, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield; occupation: brick and tile maker
    Jane Callow, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Rotherfield
    Jonathan Callow, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Edward Callow, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar

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