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

28Jarvis BrookStephen Wren, M, Head, widowed, age 58, born Framfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Rebaca Wren, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Framfield
    Thomas Wren, M, Son, single, age 24, born Uckfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Hannah Wren, F, Grand Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield

28Jarvis BrookMathew Stamp, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield; occupation Master tin man
    Martha Stamp, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Surrey
    Jane Stamp, F, Daughter, age 6, born London; occupation Scholar
    Alve Stamp, F, Daughter, age 4, born London
    Mary Stamp, F, Daughter, age 2, born Surrey
    Phebe Stamp, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born Rotherfield
    Martha Foreman, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 70
    John Showbridge, M, Visitor, married, age 30, born Surrey; occupation: farm labourer
    Alice Showbridge, F, Visitors Wife, married, age 30, born Dorset
    James Showbridge, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells

28Kemps FarmCharles Gilbert, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Emily Gilbert, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Rotherfield
    Ruth Gilbert, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield
    Frederick Gilbert, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield

28Kemps FarmJames Peerless, M, Head, married, age 25, born London; occupation: farm labourer
    Emily Peerless, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield

28Brooks FarmJohn Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 69, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 76, born Rotherfield

28Black NestSamuel Hoath, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation: carpenter journeyman
    Esther Hoath, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Rotherfield
    Anna Hoath, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield
    Samuel Hoath, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield

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