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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

7VillageWilliam Martin, M, Head, married, age 37, born East Grinstead; occupation: carpenter
    Ellen Martin, F, Wife, married, age 34, born East Grinstead
    Robert J.Or C. Knight, M, Nephew, single, age 11, born Felbridge, Surrey; occupation: scholar

7VillageSophia Walker, F, Head, single, age 65, born Hertfordshire
    Mary Walker, F, Visitor, single, age 60, born Hertfordshire
    Anna Wright, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Suffolk; occupation Cook
    Mary Brace, F, Servant, single, age 21, born East Grinstead, occupation: housemaid

7VillageHenry Flower, M, Head, married, age 75, born Somerset, handicap: deaf; occupation: retired baptist minister
    Lucy Flower, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Forest Row

7VillageFrederick Smith, M, Head, married, age 54, born Worth, employs 2 apprentices; occupation: wheelwright
    Mary Ann Smith, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Worth
    Henry Young, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born East Grinstead; occupation Wheelwright Apprentice
    Opiel John Smith, M, Boarder, single, age 15, born Sussex; occupation: wheelwright apprentice

7VillageWilliam Brown, M, Head, married, age 28, born East Grinstead; occupation: police constable
    Alice Mary Brown, F, Wife, married, age 25, born East Grinstead
    Alice E. Brown, F, Daughter, age 6, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Harry Brown, M, Son, age 5, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Kate Brown, F, Daughter, age 3, born East Grinstead
    William James Brown, M, Son, age 1, born East Grinstead
    Ada Phillis Brown, F, Daughter, age 4 m, born East Grinstead

7VillageWilliam Head, M, Head, married, age 53, born West Hoathly; occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth Head, F, Wife, married, age 52, born London
    James Head, M, Son, single, age 14, born Forest Row; occupation: scholar
    George Head, M, Son, single, age 12, born Forest Row; occupation: errand boy

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