The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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1881 Heathfield Census
Reference RG 11/1044: Hailsham District; Hellingly Subdistrict; Heathfield Enumeration District No 14; Enumerator: G W R Purchase
Part of the Civil Parish of Heathfield which lies Southeast of the Road leading from Cade Street, past the Church to the Clappers as far as Mr W. Haffendens Shop and South of the footpath leading from thence to the Hooks, and East of the footpath leading from thence to the Road leading from the Clappers to Horeham, and the Houses on both sides of the Road towards Horeham to the Boundary of the Parish including Cowden, Marl Green, The Clappers, the Parsonage, the Vicarage, and the Half Moon.
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

3[Star Inn], Church StreetHarry Durrant, M, Head, married, age 27, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: innkeeper at the Star Inn
    Elizabeth A. Durrant, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: innkeeper at the Star Inn
    Eva K. Armstrong, F, Niece, age 6, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Lucy Burchett, F, Head, single, age 31, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: charwoman
    William Burchett, M, Son, age 12, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    John Ford, M, Visitor, single, age 24, born Ashburnham, Sussex; occupation: gardener

3Church StreetHarriett Lovell, F, Head, single, age 27, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: laundrymaid

3Church StreetHenry Rainsley, M, Head, married, age 31, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Eleanor Rainsley, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Flimwell, Sussex
    Henry Rainsley, M, Son, age 10, born Flimwell, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Eleanor Rainsley, F, Daughter, age 8, born Flimwell, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Alfred J. Rainsley, M, Son, age 6, born Flimwell, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    William I. Rainsley, M, Son, age 4, born Flimwell, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Albert Rainsley, M, Son, age 2, born Mountfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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