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

17Beresford RoadCaleb Rootes, M, Head, married, age 28, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Hannah G. Rootes, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Brenchley, Kent

17Beresford RoadWilliam Richardson, M, Head, married, age 23, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: groom and domestic servant
    Eliza Richardson, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    Charles Richardson, M, Son, age 3, born West Farleigh, Kent
    William Richardson, M, Son, age 1, born Goudhurst, Kent

17Beresford RoadWilliam Harris, M, Head, married, age 33, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: carrier
    Mary E Harris, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Barbados, West Indies
    Amelia E. Harris, F, Daughter, age 2, born Dover, Kent
    Frederick W. Harris, M, Son, age 4 m, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Susannah Harris, F, Sister, single, age 35, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: domestic servant (unemployed)

17Beresford RoadJohn Miles, M, Head, married, age 58, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: gardener bailiff

17Beresford RoadGeorge Baker, M, Head, married, age 35, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: baker
    Mercy Baker, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Emily Baker, F, Daughter, age 5, born Goudhurst, Kent
    George C. Baker, M, Son, age 4, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Kate Baker, F, Daughter, age 1, born Goudhurst, Kent

17Beresford RoadIsaac B. Johnson, M, Head, married, age 47, born Eastry, Kent; occupation: plumber and gasfitter
    Sarah Johnson, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Hinxhill, Kent
    Louisa Johnson, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Willsborough, Kent
    John W. Johnson, M, Son, single, age 20, born Willsborough, Kent; occupation: painter
    Jacob I. Johnson, M, Son, age 13, born Willsborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Isaac J. Johnson, M, Son, age 13, born Willsborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Martha Johnson, F, Daughter, age 9, born Willsborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George Luck, M, Grandson, age 4, born Goudhurst, Kent

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