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1841 Maresfield Census
Reference: Maresfield Enumeration District 6
All that part of the Parish of Maresfield which lies on the East side of the Lewes and London turnpike road from the Budletts to Horney Common and on the South side of the Common and a road from thence by the Mill and Lampool Green to Duddleswell Gate. This district will take two or three cottages contiguous to the Gate on the North side of the road more conveniently than they can be taken by the enumerator appointed to district no 8 - consequence of them being remote from any house in that district.
Enumerator: Thomas Bourner
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

7ForestJa… Heasman, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Anne Heasman, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born Sussex

7ForestWilliam Tester, M, Head, age 32, born Sussex
    Louisa Tester, F, [Wife], age 32, born Sussex
    George Tester, M, [Son], age 5, born Sussex
    Allice Tester, F, [Daughter], age 3, born Sussex

7Forest GateGeorge Brown, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Charlotte Brown, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29
    George Brown, M, [Son], age 6, born Sussex
    Emma Brown, F, [Daughter], age 4, born Sussex

7Clifton VillaSamuel Reed, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Grocer
    Martha Reed, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born Sussex
    Nelson Reed, M, [Son], age 1, born Sussex
    Henry Booker, M, age 18, born Sussex, occupation: grocer's apprentice
    male Grover, M, age 10, born Sussex

7Clifton VillaGeorge Funnell, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Gribillia Funnell, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born Sussex
    Mary Funnell, F, [Daughter], age 20, born Sussex
    William Funnell, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born Sussex
    Thomas Funnell, M, [Son], age 10, born Sussex
    George Funnell, M, [Son], age 7, born Sussex
    Charles Funnell, M, [Son], age 6, born Sussex

7ForestJane Ridley, F, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: independent
    Harriot Ridley, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born Sussex

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