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1861 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG9/574: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 10
All that remaining part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at Paine's Corner to Maynard's Gate Keeping the stream to Johnson's Bridge the bottom of Hornshurst Wood to within eights Rods of Cowford Bridge on the Rotherfield Road to Brown's Cottage and the Village taking all on the West of the main Road to Walter's Brick Kiln, Water's Hill and Paine's Corner including the Hall, Rectory, Mottins Hill, the Warren, Peeps and Maynard's Gate Farms.
Enumerator: William Leonard.
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  • 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

8VillageEdward Bonniface, M, Head, married, age 44, born Chiddingly, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    Sarah Bonniface, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Chiddingly, Sussex
    Benjamin Bonniface, M, Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer
    Benjamin Bonniface, M, Nephew, age 13, born Eastbourne, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Luther Smith, M, Boarder, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Bridget Murphy, F, Visitor, single, age 21, born Mayfield, Sussex

8VillageCharles Luck, M, Head, married, age 41, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: master boot and shoemaker
    Sarah Luck, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Sarah Luck, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: boot and shoemaker assistant
    Martha Luck, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: boot and shoemaker assistant
    Emma Luck, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Charles Luck, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Fanny Luck, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

8RectoryEdward Bligh, M, Head, married, age 32, born London, Middlesex; occupation: rector and farmer of 115 acres employing 2 men and 1 boy
    Isabel Bligh, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Birling, Kent
    Lodowick Bligh, M, Son, age 6, born Dover, Kent
    Roalind Bligh, F, Daughter, age 3, born London, Middlesex
    Mary Ann Woodly, F, Servant, married, age 46, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: cook and housekeeper
    Jane Rowlands, F, Servant, single, age 38, born Shrewsbury, Shropshire; occupation: lady's maid
    Martha Wiles, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    Harriet Ashdown, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Leybourne, Kent; occupation: kitchenmaid
    Fanny Dobson, F, Servant, single, age 27, born West Malling, Kent; occupation: laundry maid
    Caroline Langridge, F, Servant, single, age 34, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation: nurse
    Emma Collins, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: nurse maid
    John Pilcher, M, Servant, single, age 22, born Minster, Kent; occupation: footman
    Samuel Wool, M, Servant, single, age 26, born Worplesdon, Surrey; occupation: coachman
    George Owen, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: groom

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