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]

Census sheets
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

23The MountWilliam James, M, Head, married, age 39, born Ringwood, Hampshire; occupation: labourer
    Martha James, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Hayford, Oxford

23The MountHenry Chapman, M, Head, married, age 68, born Chelsfield, Kent, occupation: gardener
    Chapman, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Otford, Kent

23The MountHenry Cheeseman, M, Head, married, age 23, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: labourer
    - Cheeseman, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Lower Hayford, Oxford
    Henry T. Cheeseman, M, Son, age 9, born Shoreham, Kent
    Jack Cheeseman, M, Son, age 2, born Shoreham, Kent
    William R. Cheeseman, M, Son, age 2 m, born Shoreham, Kent
    James Cheeseman, M, Lodger, single, age 48, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    James Ford, M, Lodger, single, age 59, born Boaferd ?, Suffolk; occupation: labourer

23The MountRichard Stapley, M, Head, married, age 28, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Stapley, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Deptford, Kent
    Rosey Stapley, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Sarah Stapley, F, Daughter, age 1, born Halstead, Kent
    William H. Stapley, M, Son, age 5 m, born Shoreham, Kent
    James Dayman, M, Boarder, single, age 28, born Knockholt, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Bunce, F, Boarder, single, age 23, born Chafington, Buckingham, occupation: cook

23Private HouseHenry Solomon, M, Head, single, age 65, born Kingsdown, Kent; occupation: retired farmer
    Helen Solomon, F, Sister, single, age 72, born Gravesend, Kent
    Christina Booker, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Shoreham, Kent, occupation: domestic servant

23CottageWilliam Wood, M, Head, widowed, age 76, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation Wood Dealer

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