The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1871 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG10/1050: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 2
Part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at Mr Gowers corner in the village and keep the high Road to Mark Cross and from thence to the boundary of the Parish at Knapp Wood on the Frant Road and from thence to the Gravel Pit on Saxonberry Hill taking the Road to Greenhedges and Sprattsbottom then take the road to Cowford Bridge keeping the main Road back to Mr Gowers corner including Biddenden, Peckhams Hill, Townrow, Spout, Catts, Lodge Farm, Police Station and the whole of Mark Cross to Saxonberry Hill, Frights, Tousers Lodge, The Forest, Stone House, Green house, Woodside, Townrow Green and Heathfields.
Enumerator: Henry Hicks.
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

1Town RowJames Richardson, M, Head, married, age 51, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer employing 1 boy
    Ann Richardson, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Mayfield, Sussex

1Town RowJohn Smith, M, Head, married, age 65, born Herstmonceux, Sussex; occupation: master trug maker
    Frances Smith, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Mayfield, Sussex
    John Smith, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: trug maker's assistant
    Fred Packham, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: harness maker

1Town RowThomas Page, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Page, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Sarah Page, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Philadelphia Page, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    George Page, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex

1Town RowBenjamin Bonniface, M, Head, married, age 23, born Eastbourne, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Bonniface, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Sevenoaks, Kent
    Matilda Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Fanny Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 7m, born Rotherfield, Sussex

1Town RowAnn Histed, F, Head, widowed, age 73, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: annuitant

1Town RowEbenezer Mankellow, M, Head, married, age 30, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Jemima Mankellow, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Sarah A Mankellow, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Elizabeth Mankellow, F, Daughter, age 3, born Frant, Sussex
    Fanny D Mankellow, F, Daughter, age 1, born Ticehurst, Sussex

1Town RowJames John Moon, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah J Moon, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Waldron, Sussex
    Edwin Moon, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

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