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

19VillageWilliam Grinham, M, Head, married, age 73, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: retired gamekeeper
    Philadelphia Grinham, F, Wife, married, age 70, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Harriett Grinham, F, Daughter, single, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper

19VillageFrances Wickens, F, Head, widowed, age 60, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: beerhouse keeper and farmer of 6 acres employing 1 labourer
    Obediah Wickens, M, Son, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son
    Thomas Fox, M, Servant, single, age 30, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servant

19VillageJohn Byron, M, Lodger, single, age 40, born Leicester, Leicestershire; occupation: glazier journeyman

19VillageHarry Burch, M, Lodger, married, age 40, born Hempstead, Hertfordshire; occupation: painter journeyman
    Rose Burch, F, Lodger, married, age 47, born Cheapside, London; occupation: painter journeyman's wife

19VillageAlfred J Bonniface, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer journeyman
    Sarah A Bonniface, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent
    William J Bonniface, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Charles E Bonniface, M, Son, age 2m, born Rotherfield, Sussex

19VillageJames Wickens, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master bricklayer employing 2 men
    Frances Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Frances H Wickens, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Mary A C Wickens, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Elizabeth C Wickens, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

19VillageJames Bentlett, M, Head, married, age 60, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: master hairdresser and jobbing clock smith

19VillageWilliam Gower, M, Head, widowed, age 59, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: master grocer
    Emily L Gower, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Thomas G North, M, Visitor, single, age 21, born Stamford, lincolnshire; occupation: draper's assistant
    Alfred Adams, M, Servant, single, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: grocer's shop boy

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