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1881 East Grinstead Census
The Southern part of East Grinstead Parish that includes Forest Row Village, Forest Row Green and Quay Brook Common
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

6VillageJames Brown, M, Head, married, age 50, born Herefordshire; occupation: fishmonger
    Rhoda Brown, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Somerset
    Edward Holmes, M, Lodger, single, age 33, born Forest Row; occupation: labourer

6VillageAlfred M. Betchley, M, Head, married, age 40, born London, employs 1 man and an apprentice, occupation: master plumber and house decorator
    Emily Betchley, F, Wife, married, age 40, born East Hoathly
    Caroline A. Betchley, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Forest Row, occupation: dressmaker
    Emily Betchley, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Forest Row
    Minnie Betchley, F, Daughter, age 6, born Forest Row, occupation: scholar
    Charles R. Betchley, M, Son, age 4, born Forest Row
    Frederick J. Betchley, M, Son, age 9 m, born Forest Row

6VillageDaniel Kemp, M, Head, married, age 56, born Dover, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Silvester Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Lindfield
    William Kemp, M, Son, single, age 17, born Forest Row; occupation: labourer
    Abraham Kemp, M, Son, single, age 14, born Forest Row; occupation: labourer
    Caroline Kemp, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Forest Row; occupation: scholar
    Martha Kemp, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Forest Row; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Kemp, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Forest Row

6VillageJohn Magrath, M, Head, married, age 38, born Ireland; occupation: physician and surgeon
    James MAC Laughlin, M, Boarder, single, age 31, born Ireland; occupation: assistant surgeon
    Joseph J. Oakman, M, Visitor, single, age 17, born Battersea, London; occupation Medical Student
    Emily Billings, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Maresfield, occupation: cook
    Ellen Charman, F, Servant, single, age 18, born East Grinstead, occupation: housemaid

6VillageHenry Baker, M, Head, married, age 36, born Danehill; occupation: groom and gardener
    Mary Baker, F, Wife, married, age 28, born East Grinstead

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