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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.
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

9PeepsWilliam Daws, M, Head, single, age 38, born Cookham, Berkshire; occupation: curate of Rotherfield M.A.

9PeepsRobert Bennett, M, Head, married, age 28, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Sarah Bennett, F, Wife, married, age 32, born White Staunton, Somerset; occupation: housekeeper
    Leonard Moon, M, Boarder, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: groom

9Rother CottageSamuel Payne, M, Head, married, age 69, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Payne, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Mayfield, Sussex

9Rother CottageThomas Payne, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Caroline Payne, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Harriet Baldock, F, Stepdaughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Eliza Baldock, F, Stepdaughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

9Rother CottageJohn Norman, M, Head, married, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Frances Norman, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Hellingly, Sussex

9Gravel HillReuben Fenner, M, Head, married, age 31, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Naomi Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Jesse Fenner, M, Son, age 3, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Henry Fenner, M, Son, age 1, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Mahalath Fenner, F, Daughter, age 3m, born Heathfield, Sussex

9Gravel HillSarah Turner, F, Head, single, age 69, born Harrietsham, Kent; occupation: charwoman

9HallHenry Bligh, M, Head, married, age 26, born London, Middlesex; occupation: J.P. and farmer of 256 acres employing 8 labourers and 2 boys
    Emma Bligh, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Ryde, Isle of Wight
    Gertrude Bligh, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Edward Armytage, M, Visitor, married, age 22, born London, Middlesex
    Elizabeth Scott, F, Servant, single, age 44, born Askrigg, Yorkshire; occupation: nurse
    Ann Anslow, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: cook
    Elizabeth Thompson, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Eversholt, Bedfordshire; occupation: housemaid
    Benjamin Collins, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Cobham, Kent; occupation: indoor servant

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