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

9Freight Cottage No 5Samuel Burgess, M, Head, married, age 45, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Burgess, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Cranbrook, Kent
    Samuel Burgess, M, Son, single, age 16, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    William Burgess, M, Son, age 14, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Burgess, F, Daughter, age 12, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jane Burgess, F, Daughter, age 7, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ann Burgess, F, Daughter, age 4, born Cranbrook, Kent

9Freight Cottage No 6Samuel Roberts, M, Head, married, age 45, born Plymouth, Devon; occupation: rope spinner
    Harriet Roberts, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Cranbrook, Kent
    Isaac Roberts, M, Son, age 3, born Cranbrook, Kent
    Eliza Roberts, F, Daughter, age 1, born Cranbrook, Kent

9Mount EphraimElizabeth Kemp, F, Head, single, age 65, born Bethersden, Kent; occupation: housekeeper and nurse
    Edwin J. Southon, M, age 16, born Hastings, Sussex

9Mount EphraimEdgar Whatman, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rolvenden, Kent; occupation: carter
    Martha Whatman, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Cranbrook, Kent

9Brick Kiln Cottage No 1John James, M, Head, married, age 75, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Martha James, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Sandhurst, Kent

9Brick Kiln Cottage No 2Wm. Moore, M, Head, married, age 60, born Rolvenden, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Elizabeth Moore, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Rolvenden, Kent
    William Moore, M, Son, single, age 40, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: labourer

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