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

17Station RoadCharles Henry Buck, M, Head, single, age 29, born Essex, occupation: master tailor

17Station RoadGrace Carter, F, Head, widowed, age 69, born Somerset, occupation: annuitant
    Amelia Carter, F, Daughter, single, age 29, born London, occupation: music teacher
    Samuel H. Carter, M, Son, single, age 26, born London, occupation: insurance agent
    Henry Laurence, M, Visitor, married, age 60, born Shropshire; occupation: schoolmaster and minister

17Crowborough Station Railway HotelSamuel Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 36, born Buxted; occupation: hotel keeper
    Kate Harriet Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Essex
    Trayton Bearnard Hemsley, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Samuel King Hemsley, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Edith Collar, F, Relative, single, age 17, born London, occupation: barmaid
    Flora Beatrice White, F, Relative, single, age 13, born Essex; occupation Barmaid
    William Barton, M, Serv, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, occupation: ostler

17Crowborough Station Railway CottagesHenry Pegden, M, Head, married, age 44, born Barcombe; occupation Railway labourer
    Jane Pegden, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Barcombe
    William Pegden, M, Son, single, age 17, born Uckfield; occupation Farm labourer
    George H. Pegden, M, Son, age 12, born Lewes; occupation Scholar
    Mary Ann Pegden, F, Daughter, age 11, born Buxted; occupation Scholar
    Lewes Henry Pegden, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    Owen Pegden, M, Son, age 3 m, born Rotherfield

17Crowborough Station Railway CottagesHenry Buckman, M, Head, married, age 40, born Newick, occupation: railway porter
    Susanna R. Buckman, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Chailey
    Earnest Henry Buckman, M, Son, age 8, born Lewes, occupation: scholar
    Charlotte Ann Buckman, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield
    Susan Mary Buckman, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield
    Joseph Botting, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Balcombe, occupation: railway porter

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