The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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

9Armstrong Cottages, Tunbridge Wells RoadJames Read, M, Head, married, age 54, born Hartfield; occupation Labourer
    Sarah Read, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Piddinghoe
    James Read, M, Son, widowed, age 30, born Hartfield; occupation Labourer
    Martha Read, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Hartfield
    Spencer Read, M, Son, single, age 10, born Hartfield
    Henry Read, M, Grand Son, single, age 7, born Forest Row
    Alice Read, F, Granddaughter, single, age 5, born Forest Row

9Armstrong Cottages, Tunbridge Wells RoadGeorge Thayre, M, Head, married, age 44, born Surrey; occupation Labourer
    Emma Thayre, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Lingfield, Surrey
    James Thayre, M, Son, single, age 13, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation Labourer
    George Thayre, M, Son, single, age 11, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation Scholar
    Mary Thayre, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born East Grinstead; occupation Scholar
    Sidney Russell, M, Nephew, single, age 7, born East Grinstead; occupation Scholar
    James Goodwin, M, Lodger, single, age 32, born Hampshire; occupation: labourer

9Armstrong Cottages, Tunbridge Wells RoadJohn Brown, M, Head, married, age 33, born Horsham; occupation: labourer
    Mary Ann Brown, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Lower Beeding
    Mary Ann Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Horsham
    Benjamin Brown, M, Son, single, age 4, born East Grinstead
    Leah Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 1, born East Grinstead
    Charles Vollar, M, Lodger, single, age 34, born Surrey; occupation Labourer

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