The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Goudhurst Census
Reference RG 11/939: Goudhurst Enumeration District No 1; District: Cranbrook Union; Enumerator: E. Usherwood
Goudhurst part of: Comprising part of the Ecclesiastical District of Kilndown; Christ Church.
All that East part of the Ecclesiastical District of Kilndown in the parish of Goudhurst lying on each side of the road from Pattenden, to Bedgbury and Flimwell, including Piles Heath, Combwell, Stone Crouch and Rosemary Lane.
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

3Bury Royal PondHenry Head, M, Head, married, age 31, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: gamekeeper
    Mary Head, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Pluckley, Kent
    Mary Head, F, Daughter, age 10, born Landport, Northamptonshire
    John Head, M, Son, age 9, born Dorset
    Stephen Head, M, Son, age 7, born York
    Charlotte Head, F, Daughter, age 6, born Pluckley, Kent
    William Head, M, Son, age 4, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Ellen Head, F, Daughter, age 3, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Eliza Head, F, Daughter, age 1, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Mary Springett, F, Boarder, widowed, age 64, born Pluckley, Kent

3Twissenden HouseRobert H. Stanbridge, M, Head, married, age 25, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: journeyman joiner
    Ada M. Stanbridge, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Ticehurst, Sussex

3Twissenden HouseWilliam Venus, M, Head, married, age 23, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener and domestic servant
    Margaret Venus, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Outwood, Lancashire

3Piles HeathDaniel Piper, M, Head, married, age 49, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer
    Elizabeth Piper, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Daniel Piper, M, Son, age 13, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Mary Piper, F, Daughter, age 10, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Elizabeth Piper, F, Daughter, age 8, born Ticehurst, Sussex

3BedgburyGeorge Holmwood, M, Head, widowed, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmith
    Ann Tolhurst, F, Servant, single, age 48, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    Kate Tolhurst, F, Boarder, age 13, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

3BedgburyJesse Brabon, M, Head, married, age 56, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Emily Brabon, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Albert Brabon, M, Son, age 11, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Emily Brabon, F, Daughter, age 4, born Goudhurst, Kent

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