The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Cranbrook Census
Reference RG 11/937: Cranbrook Enumeration District No 6; District: Cranbrook Union; Enumerator: William Lance
All the houses on the South side of Turnden Lane beginning at Glassenbury Corner, continuing onward from thence through the Town along the Golford Road as far as the Ecclesiastical boundary extends following the said boundary line to Chittenden Farm, also all the houses on the East side of Turnden Corner along the Glassenbury Lane as far as Hartly Gate Houses on the North side of Swattenden Lane continuing on the Road to Benenden as far as the limits of the Parish extends. Also all the houses included within the area but exclusive of the Town as stated in District No 2. This Division includes the Union House, The Fright, Tillsden, Handcock, Coursehorne, The Folly and Chittenden Farms.
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

4Cottage No 1, Sinkert WeazleJohn Pearce, M, Head, married, age 79, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: waggoner
    Sarah Pearce, F, Wife, married, age 72, born Benenden, Kent

4Cottage No 2, Sinkert WeazleGeorge Dearing, M, Head, married, age 39, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Esther Dearing, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Benenden, Kent
    Chas. W. Westmore, M, Grandson, age 8, born Headcorn, Kent; occupation: scholar

4Tilsden FarmJas. Sprange, M, Head, married, age 60, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: farm bailiff
    Mary Sprange, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Cranbrook, Kent
    Catherine Sprange, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: parlourmaid (unemployed)
    Fanny Sprange, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Cranbrook, Kent
    Frank Sprange, M, Son, single, age 17, born Cranbrook, Kent
    Wm.Jas. Wood, M, Grandson, age 6, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: scholar

4Hancocks FarmThos.H. Taylor, M, Head, married, age 28, born Frittenden, Kent; occupation: farmer of 126 acres employing 3 men
    Ann Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Beatrice M. Taylor, F, Daughter, age 5, born Frittenden, Kent
    Wm.Jno. Taylor, M, Son, age 3, born Frittenden, Kent
    Walter H. Taylor, M, Son, age 1, born Smarden, Kent
    George Sprange, M, Servant, married, age 20, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: farm servant indoor

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