The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Buxted Census
Buxted Village, Buxted Hotel, Totease, Red Brook, Pound Green, Itching Wood and Tanyard Farm
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

3Railway Cottage, Buxted StreetJohn Avis, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield; occupation: railway porter
    Ellen Avis, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Rotherfield

3Railway Cottage, Buxted StreetJames Tidy, M, Head, married, age 60, born Newtimber; occupation Railway Ganger
    Susannah Tidy, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Lindfield
    Thomas Tidy, M, Son, single, age 32, born Haywards Heath; occupation Bricklayer's labourer

3Buxted Hotel, Buxted StreetSamuel Purseglove, M, Head, married, age 64, born Worthing, employs 8 men and 1 boy; occupation Innkeeper and Farmer
    Ansley Purseglove, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Rotherfield
    Elizabeth Frost, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Mayfield; occupation: servant
    Elizabeth Koit, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Rotherfield; occupation: servant
    Samuel Purseglove, M, Son, single, age 34, born Mayfield; occupation Master butcher
    James Cole, M, Boarder, widowed, age 84, born Rotherfield; occupation: retired innkeeper

3Police Cottage, Buxted StreetNelson Baldock, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, occupation: police constable
    Mary A. Baldock, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Rotherfield
    Ada M. Baldock, F, Daughter, age 6, born Eastbourne, occupation: scholar

3Upper Totease Farm, Buxted StreetHarry Hassell, M, Head, married, age 65, born Waldron, employs 4 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmer
    Caroline Hassell, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Buxted
    Henry Hassell, M, Son, single, age 22, born Heathfield
    Caroline Hassell, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Heathfield
    Ernest Hassell, M, Son, age 13, born Heathfield; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Hassell, M, Son, age 8, born Buxted; occupation: scholar
    Henry Hope, M, Son, single, age 26, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourer
    George Hope, M, Son, single, age 23, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourer
    Fanny Wickem, F, Visitor, age 24, born Rotherfield; occupation Servant

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