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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

12Wells Cottage, VillageThomas Coomber, M, Head, single, age 48, born East Grinstead, occupation: labourer
    Eliza Coomber, F, Sister, single, age 50, born East Grinstead
    Ellen Wheeler, F, Visitor, single, age 10, born Fletching; occupation Scholar

12Wells Cottage, VillageJohn Hemsley, M, Head, widowed, age 67, born Sussex; occupation: gardener

12VillageAlfred Tester, M, Head, married, age 40, born Chelwood; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Maryanne Tester, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Hartfield
    Agnes Mary A. Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Hartfield
    Laura R. Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Forest Row
    Blannch E. Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 4, born Forest Row

12Testers CottagesCharles Room, M, Head, married, age 33, born Buckinghamshire; occupation Bricklayer
    Mary Ann Room, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Horley, Surrey
    Edward C. Room, M, Son, single, age 6, born Forest Row
    Clara Room, F, Daughter, single, age 4, born Forest Row
    Bertha Room, F, Daughter, single, age 2, born Forest Row

12Macks CottagesThomas Martin, M, Head, married, age 61, born East Grinstead, unemployed; occupation: carpenter
    Mary Ann Martin, F, Wife, married, age 51, born East Grinstead
    Clarissa Martin, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born East Grinstead
    Milton Martin, M, Son, single, age 10, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Mary Ann Padgham, F, Daughter, married, age 26, born East Grinstead
    Alfred Padgham, M, Grandson, single, age 4, born East Grinstead
    Thomas Padgham, M, Grandson, single, age 3, born East Grinstead
    Spencer Padgham, M, Grandson, single, age 8 m, born East Grinstead

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