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

5Mill HouseEdward Toppin, M, Head, married, age 40, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation Paper Maker
    Harriet Toppin, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Lewes, Sussex
    Walter Toppin, M, Son, single, age 13, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation Paper Maker Apprentice
    William Toppin, M, Son, age 11, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Kate L. Toppin, F, Daughter, age 9, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Albert E. Toppin, M, Son, age 8, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Arthur K. Toppin, M, Son, age 3, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Hannah N. Toppin, F, Daughter, age 1, born Shoreham, Kent

5Crown InnMiles Unwin, M, Head, married, age 48, born Great Braxted, Essex; occupation Innkeeper
    Mary Unwin, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Dronfield, Derby
    Agnes Unwin, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born St Georges, London
    Edward Unwin, M, Son, single, age 15, born Shoreham, Kent
    Frank Unwin, M, Son, age 13, born Shoreham, Kent
    Edith Unwin, F, Daughter, age 8, born Shoreham, Kent
    Walter Unwin, M, Son, age 6, born Shoreham, Kent

5Crown Road CottageDavid Collins, M, Head, married, age 59, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Charlotte Collins, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    George Collins, M, Son, single, age 21, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: carpenter

5Crown Road CottageWilliam Atkinson, M, Head, widowed, age 58, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Eggleden, F, Housekeeper, single, age 53, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    George Childs, M, Lodger, single, age 16, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: butcher's apprentice

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