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

6RotherhurstHenry R. Goldfinch, M, Head, married, age 64, born Hythe; occupation: J.P.
    Emily R. Goldfinch, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Middlesex
    Mary H. Goldfinch, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Middlesex
    Emily I. Goldfinch, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Middlesex
    Marian C. Goldfinch, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Middlesex
    Annie H. Goldfinch, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Middlesex
    Henry H. Goldfinch, M, Son, single, age 17, born Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Charlotte Hill, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Somerset; occupation: cook
    Sarah King, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Suffolk; occupation: housemaid
    Emma Homewood, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Buxted; occupation: domestic servant
    Frances Mann, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Kirdford; occupation: housemaid

6Cottage Hill CottageWilliam Fry, M, Head, married, age 62, born Rotherfield; occupation: brick and tile maker
    Eliza Fry, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Rotherfield
    James Miles, M, Boarder, widowed, age 82, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer

6Cottage Hill Farm HouseWilliam T. Bruce, M, Head, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, employs 1 boy, occupation: farmer
    Emily Bruce, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Mayfield
    William Bruce, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield
    George Weston, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Rotherfield

6Cottage Hill CottageElizabeth A. Gilligan, F, Wife (Head), married, age 27, born Lancashire; occupation: laundress
    William E.A. Gilligan, M, Son, age 4, born Ireland; occupation: scholar

61 Unity CottageJames Baker, M, Head, married, age 29, born Heathfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza G. Baker, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Rotherfield
    Emily J. Baker, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Lewis J. Baker, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Harry Baker, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield

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