The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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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

16VillageHenry Bennett, M, Head, married, age 52, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriet Bennett, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Edmund Bennett, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Alfred Bennett, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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