The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
South East of Crowborough including Chapel Green, Black Nest, Coldharbour, Jarvis Brook and Crowborough Station Railway Hotel
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

13Chapel Green BakeryLionel William Miles, M, Head, married, age 35, born Devon; occupation: master baker and confectioner
    Elizabeth Miles, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield
    Lionel William Miles, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield

13Chapel GreenJames Peerless, M, Head, married, age 24, born Buxted; occupation: butcher journeyman
    Mary Peerless, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Chichester

13Chapel GreenWilliam Hider Taylor, M, Head, married, age 58, born Rotherfield; occupation: master carpenter
    Eliza Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Rotherfield

13Chapel GreenCharles Edwards, M, Head, married, age 50, born Rotherfield; occupation: valuer and surveyor
    Ann Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Rotherfield

13Chapel Green ShoeshopWilliam Henry Smith, M, Head, married, age 49, born Wadhurst; occupation: master boot and shoe maker
    Caroline Smith, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Rottingdean
    John Marden, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Withyham; occupation: carpenter journeyman

13Myrtle CottageDavid Langridge, M, Head, married, age 64, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmer
    Elizabeth Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Rotherfield
    Sarah Jane Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Frant
    Droply Mary Finch, F, Visitor, single, age 30, born Oxfordshire
    Ann Maria Kates, F, Visitor, single, age 17, born Tonbridge

13Myrtle CottageHelen Jarvis, F, Head, single, age 45, born Rotherfield; occupation: alms woman

13Myrtle CottageHelen Jarvis, F, Head, single, age 45, born Rotherfield; occupation: alms woman

13Myrtle CottageAlfred Honeysett, M, Head, married, age 42, born Dallington; occupation: carpenter journeyman
    Rebecca Honeysett, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Devon

13Luxford FarmWilliam Smith, M, Head, married, age 55, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmer
    Leah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rotherfield
    Lewis Smith, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Emma Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Alfred Smith, M, Brother, single, age 57, born Rotherfield; occupation: shoe maker journeyman
    Sarah Callow, F, Boarder, single, age 69, born Withyham

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