The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Maresfield Census
North West of Maresfield including Lampool Farm, Old Forge, Horney Common, Down Street, Star Inn and Maresfield Park
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

12Maresfield Park MansionLouisa E.A. Shelley, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born London
    Sarah Coventry, F, Servant, widowed, age 73, born Hampshire, occupation: housekeeper
    Fanny Cotterill, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Surrey, occupation: housemaid
    Naomi Boys, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Alciston, occupation: housemaid
    Katherine May, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Uckfield; occupation: housemaid
    Emily Knight, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Fletching; occupation: kitchenmaid
    William Rist, M, Servant, married, age 25, born Essex; occupation Butler
    George Matthews, M, Servant, single, age 27, born Hampshire; occupation: coachman
    Henry Sheffield, M, Servant, single, age 29, born Sevenoaks; occupation Footman
    William Davey, M, Servant, single, age 13, born Brighton; occupation: house boy
    Ernest Mailes, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Hertfordshire; occupation: domestic servant

12Maresfield StreetThomas Thorpe, M, Head, married, age 35, born Maresfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Emily Thorpe, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Maresfield
    Annie Thorpe, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Maresfield; occupation Scholar
    Charles Thorpe, M, Son, age 11, born Maresfield; occupation Scholar
    James Thorpe, M, Son, age 8, born Maresfield; occupation Scholar
    John Thorpe, M, Son, age 6, born Maresfield; occupation Scholar
    Kate Thorpe, F, Daughter, age 2, born Maresfield

12Maresfield StreetThomas Piper, M, Head, married, age 65, born Buxted; occupation Grocer and Tea Dealer
    Maria Piper, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Maresfield
    Alice Piper, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Maresfield
    Thomas Burgess, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Waldron; occupation: domestic servant

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