The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Shoreham, Kent Census
That part of the village of Otford that includes Preston Farm House, Catle Farm, Crown Inn, Crown Road, Shoreham Place and Romney Place
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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

1Preston Farm House, Preston FarmValentine Willis, M, Head, married, age 66, born West Wycombe, Buckingham, employs 6 men, 4 boys and 6 women; occupation Farm Bailiff
    Ann Willis, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Shoreham, Kent
    Emily Willis, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Shoreham, Kent
    Mary J. Willis, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Shoreham, Kent
    Annie Willis, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Shoreham, Kent
    Caroline R. Willis, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Shoreham, Kent

1CottageAlfred Stevens, M, Head, married, age 25, born Ightham, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Emily Stevens, F, Wife, married, age 23, born London
    Florence Stevens, F, Daughter, age 4 m, born Shoreham, Kent
    William Denn, M, Father in law, married, age 61, born East Malling, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Ann Denn, F, Mother in law, married, age 60, born Addington, Kent
    William Turner, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Seal, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    George Childs, M, Lodger, single, age 16, born Eynsford, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

1CottageJonathan Lawrence, M, Head, married, age 44, born Shipdom, Norfolk; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Lawrence, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Farningham, Kent
    Adelaide Lawrence, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Eynsford, Kent; occupation: general servant
    Kate Lawrence, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Eynsford, Kent
    George Lawrence, M, Son, single, age 12, born Eynsford, Kent
    Louisa Lawrence, F, Daughter, age 9, born Kingsdown, Kent
    Edmund Lawrence, M, Son, age 6, born Kingsdown, Kent
    Robertha Lawrence, F, Daughter, age 5, born Kingsdown, Kent
    William Lawrence, M, Son, age 2, born Eynsford, Kent

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