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

7Horse GateSamson Moon, M, Head, married, age 50, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Barbara Moon, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Frederick Moon, M, Son, single, age 18, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Frank Moon, M, Son, single, age 17, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

7Horse GateWilliam Venson, M, Head, married, age 54, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer
    Margaret J. Venson, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Lamberhurst, Sussex
    Alfred Venson, M, Son, single, age 16, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's son
    Emma Venson, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Margaret J. Venson, F, Daughter, age 12, born Goudhurst, Kent
    William Venson, M, Son, age 10, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Sarah Venson, F, Daughter, age 8, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Penelope Venson, F, Daughter, age 4, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Frederick Venson, M, Grandson, age 4, born Lamberhurst, Sussex

7Carpenters YardJoseph Hope, M, Head, married, age 35, born Frittenden, Kent; occupation: estate carpenter employing 21 men & 3 boys
    Emily E. Hope, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Brenchley, Kent
    William S. Hope, M, Son, age 10, born Ramsgate, Kent
    Clara M. Hope, F, Daughter, age 9, born Ramsgate, Kent
    Percy M. Hope, M, Son, age 5, born Staplehurst, Kent

7Bedgebury FarmGeorge A. Don, M, Head, married, age 47, born Biddulph, Stafford; occupation: gardener and domestic servant
    Louisa Don, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Marylebone, Middlesex
    Malcom S. Don, M, Son, age 11, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Margaret Don, F, Mother, widowed, age 78, born Stockton, York; occupation: annuitant
    Amelia Don, F, Sister, single, age 42, born Biddulph, Stafford
    Mary Prescott, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 57, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: governess (prof)

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