The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Burwash Census
Reference RG12/778: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 7; Sub-District: Burwash; Enumerator: J. H. Fuller
Boundary All that part of the Parish of Burwash which lies to the North of the Turnpike Road from the commencement of the Parish at Court Lodge Farm, to the Boundary Stone marked No 2 of the Ecclesiastical District of St Phillips which lies to the South East of Haltdown Lane through Alder Wood, Pasture Wood, to Furnace Gill Stream, then to the River Rother following that River to Crowhurst Bridge and from thence to Court Lodge Farm
Contents Turzes, Crowhurst Bridge, the Shrubb, part of the Lodge Farm House, Brooks Marle, Mottensden, Firs, Franchise, Brownings, Holton, Woodlands, and Green Farm
The whole in the parliamentary division of Rye
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

6ShrubbsJoseph Shield, M, Head, married, age 47, born Matterdale, Cumberland; occupation: farmer
    Jana Shield, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Scotland
    Thomas Shield, M, Nephew, single, age 26, born Matterdale, Cumberland; occupation: farmer's assistant
    Ellen Drover, M, Servant, single, age 24, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant

6Crowhurst Bridge RoadThomas Balcomb, M, Head, married, age 60, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: farm labourer
    Ruth Balcomb, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Hellingly, Sussex
    Annie M Balcomb, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: general domestic servant
    Frederick T Balcomb, M, Son, single, age 18, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: farm labourer
    Fanny E Balcomb, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: general domestic servant
    Albert D Balcomb, M, Son, single, age 11, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: scholar
    John T Balcomb, M, Son, age 9, born Burwash, Sussex
    Lillie R Smith, F, Niece, age 1, born Hellingly, Sussex

6Crowhurst BridgeJohn Pennells, M, Head, widowed, age 82, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farmer
    Hannah Fuller, F, Daughter, married, age 55, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Housekeeper
    Frederick Pennells, M, Grandson, single, age 20, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer

6Railway CrossingCharles Knowles, M, Head, married, age 34, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: platelayer
    Caroline Knowles, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Etchingham, Sussex
    Albert H Knowles, M, Son, single, age 10, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Walter C Knowles, M, Son, single, age 8, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Florence E Knowles, F, Daughter, age 5, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Minnie A Knowles, F, Daughter, age 1, born Burwash, Sussex
    Lily G Knowles, F, Daughter, age 2 months, born Burwash, Sussex
    Esther Knowles, F, Mother, widowed, age 60, born Alciston, Sussex; occupation: laundress

6Turzes CottagesHenry Dann, M, Head, married, age 41, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Laura Dann, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Lewes, Sussex
    Ellen Dann, F, Daughter, single, age 4, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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