The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Goudhurst Census
Reference RG 11/939: Goudhurst Enumeration District No 6; District: Cranbrook Union; Enumerator: G. Messenger
Goudhurst part of: Mother Church St Mary Ecclesiastical Parish
All that part of the parish of Goudhurst lying to the southeast of District No 5 as far as the boundaries of the parish of Cranbrook and extending South as far as the River Toise including Colliers Green, Iden Green, Mile Lane, Frogs Hall, Buckhurst, Smugley, Blackbush, Triggs, Chequers, Beresford Road and Tattlebury.
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

7Old ParkGeorge Brockway, M, Head, married, age 48, born Donhead St Marys, Wiltshire; occupation: gamekeeper
    Caroline Brockway, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Donhead St Marys, Wiltshire
    Frank P. Brockway, M, Son, age 16, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Florence Brockway, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

7Park Villa, Iden GreenWilliam Lindridge, M, Head, married, age 54, born Hollingbourne, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Lindridge, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    Lydia Lindridge, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Alfred Lindridge, M, Son, single, age 24, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Edwin Lindridge, M, Son, single, age 22, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    James Lindridge, M, Son, age 14, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

7Park Villa, Iden GreenSarah A. Pilbeam, F, Head, widowed, age 36, born Appledore, Kent; occupation: Needlewoman
    Mary J. Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Goudhurst, Kent
    William L. Mills, M, Nurse Child, age 7, born London, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    George Brown, M, Nurse Child, age 3, born Stratford, Essex

7Peacock Beer House, Iden GreenJohn Muddle, M, Head, married, age 56, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer and beerhouse keeper
    Hope M. Muddle, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Buxted, Sussex
    Adelaide Muddle, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Alice Muddle, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Frant, Sussex
    Harriett Muddle, F, Daughter, age 14, born Frant, Sussex
    Alfred Lester, M, Visitor, single, age 19, born Maresfield, Sussex

7Park Villa, Iden GreenWilliam Wenham, M, Head, married, age 51, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: gardener and domestic servant
    Hannah Wenham, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Cranbrook, Kent
    Emily Edwards, F, Nurse Child, age 13, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholar

7Iden Green FarmWilliam Vousden, M, Head, widowed, age 84, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer of 100 acres employing 5 men
    Edwin Vousden, M, Son, married, age 55, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer's son
    Mary J. Vousden, F, Daughter, age 55, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Mary Vousden, F, Granddaughter, single, age 25, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Blanche Vousden, F, Granddaughter, single, age 20, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Emma Vousden, F, Granddaughter, single, age 18, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Edward Isard, M, Servant, single, age 52, born Marden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

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