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

31Monks In The HoleWilliam Nicholson, M, Head, married, age 71, born Fulbrook, Oxford; occupation Farmer
    Hannah Nicholson, F, Wife, married, age 72, born Loo, Oxford

31Monks In The Hole CottageGeorge Thorpe, M, Head, married, age 45, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
    Jane Thorpe, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Scotland; occupation Farm labourer

31CottageWilliam Lait, M, Head, married, age 48, born Loo, Oxford; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Lait, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Ireland; occupation: farm labourer
    William Lait, M, Son, single, age 12, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: house boy
    Ann Lait, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: scholar
    David Lait, M, Son, age 9, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: scholar

31CottageElizabeth Allen, F, Head, widowed, age 61, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: labourer
    George Allen, M, Son, single, age 34, born Seal, Kent; occupation: labourer
    William Allen, M, Son, single, age 30, born Seal, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Elizabeth D. Lamb, F, Niece, age 10, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ernest A. Allen, M, Grandson, age 5, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: scholar

31CottageGeorge Skinner, M, Head, married, age 41, born Kemsing, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Mary Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Shoreham, Kent; occupation: labourer

31Porters FarmRobert Taylor, M, Head, married, age 59, born Middelasom, Suffolk; occupation: farm bailiff
    Ellen Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Bartle, Essex
    Ma... South, F, Granddaughter, single, age 3, born Middlesex

31Week FarmHenry Galby, M, Head, married, age 39, born Stoney Stratford, Buckingham, employs 1 man; occupation: farmer
    Ellen Galby, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Swinton, Nottingham
    Nellie A. J. Galby, F, Daughter, age 8, born Shoreham, Kent
    Florence M. Galby, F, Daughter, age 6, born Shoreham, Kent
    Joseph H. Leonard, M, Servant, single, age 12, born Little Norwood, Buckingham; occupation Farm servant

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