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

11Mark CrossThomas Seal, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriet Seal, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Henrietta Seal, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Harriet Seal, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex

11Mark CrossHenry Callow, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: brickmaker journeyman
    Jane Callow, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Emily Callow, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    John Callow, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Henry Humphery, M, Lodger, single, age 25, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: highway labourer

11Mark CrossRichard Miles, M, Head, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Martha Miles, F, Wife, married, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Sarah J Miles, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

11FrightsSamuel Packham, M, Head, widowed, age 65, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 106 acres employing 3 labourers
    Elizabeth Packham, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughter
    Albert Packham, M, Son, married, age 27, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son
    Naomi Packham, F, Daughter-in-law, married, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Samuel J Packham, M, Grandson, age 6m, born Rotherfield, Sussex

11Saxonberry HillCharles Gilbert, M, Head, married, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth M Gilbert, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Charles H Gilbert, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Stephen Gilbert, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    George Gilbert, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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