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

10Stone CrouchJohn Diser, M, Head, married, age 76, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farmer of 340 acres employing 9 men & 3 boys
    Mary J. Diser, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    William A. Diser, M, Son, single, age 26, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer's son
    Louisa Diser, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Sarah A. Cowdrey, F, Visitor, single, age 34, born Lingfield, Surrey
    Sarah Maynard, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant

10Stone CrouchJames Siryer, M, Head, married, age 28, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: groom and domestic servant
    Maria Siryer, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    John J. Stapley, M, Boarder, single, age 17, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

10Stone CrouchHenry Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 66, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Blacksmith
    Hannah Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Fanny Pilbeam, F, Granddaughter, age 11, born Lamberhurst, Sussex

10Stone CrouchGeorge Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 31, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Blacksmith
    Mary J. Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Pembury, Kent
    Fanny Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Louisa Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 5, born Goudhurst, Kent
    George Pilbeam, M, Son, age 3, born Goudhurst, Kent

10Stone CrouchBenjamin Styles, M, Head, married, age 60, born Ashburnham, Sussex; occupation: tin plate worker
    Caroline Styles, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: dressmaker

10Stone CrouchJames Barrow, M, Head, married, age 27, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary E. Barrow, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Sandhurst, Kent
    Florence E. Barrow, F, Daughter, age 2, born Ticehurst, Sussex

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