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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

17Chapel LaneWilliam Martin, M, Head, married, age 20, born Forest Row, unemployed; occupation: carpenter
    Clara Martin, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Forest Row

17Chapel LaneSusana Edwards, F, Head, widowed, age 62; occupation: no occupation

17Chapel LaneEdwin Harding, M, Head, married, age 34, born Forest Row; occupation: lathe cleaver
    Sarah Harding, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Herefordshire
    Alfred Harding, M, Son, single, age 11[months], born Forest Row; occupation: scholar

17Chapel LaneJames Heasman, M, Head, married, age 69, born Ashurstwood; occupation: sawyer
    Eliza Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 64, born West Hoathly

17Chapel LaneRobert Heasman, M, Head, married, age 67, born Hartfield; occupation: labourer
    Keziah Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Hartfield

17Chapel LaneJohn Blackstone, M, Head, married, age 49, born Forest Row, occupation: stone mason
    Thomas Blackstone, M, Son, single, age 28, born Forest Row, occupation: labourer
    Florence Blackstone, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Forest Row, occupation: no occupation
    Carry Blackstone, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Forest Row, occupation: no occupation
    Benjamin Blackstone, M, Son, single, age 15, born Forest Row, occupation: plumber's apprentice
    Lucy Blackstone, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Forest Row, occupation: no occupation
    Stephen Blackstone, M, Son, single, age 10, born Forest Row, occupation: scholar
    Willie Blackstone, M, Cousin, single, age 7, born Norfolk, occupation: scholar

17Chapel LaneWilliam Stert, M, Head, married, age 50, born West Hoathly; occupation Hoop maker
    Mary Stert, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Horsted Keynes
    Samuel J. Stert, M, Son, single, age 27, born Forest Row

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