The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
North of Crowborough including Laurell Trees, Orznash, Bullfinches, Burchden, Cobbarn and Eridge
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

1Laurell TreesThomas Wilmshurst, M, Head, married, age 57, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm Bailiff
    Elizabeth Wilmshurst, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Withyham
    Ellen Francis Wilmshurst, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Withyham

1Laurell TreesJames Hall, M, Head, married, age 38, born Withyham; occupation: carter
    Elizabeth Hall, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Rotherfield
    Emily Hall, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Charlotte Hall, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Anne Hall, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield
    Allen Hall, M, Son, age 3 m, born Rotherfield
    Sophia Wickens, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 71, born Rotherfield
    James Jenner, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    William Baker, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation: carter

1Leech PittsWilliam Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, employs 2 men; occupation: master shoe maker
    Emily Elizth. Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Rotherfield

1Leech PittsMary Ann Dadswell, F, Head, widowed, age 56, born Rotherfield
    Arthur Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm Labourer
    Ezra Richd. Stratfield, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Rotherfield; occupation: wheelwright's labourer

1Renby GrangeFrederick Howard Pullein, M, Head, single, age 62, born Lancashire, employs 12 labourers and 5 boys; occupation Farmer
    Frederick Pullein, M, Nephew, single, age 36, born Lancashire
    Catherine Pullein, F, Niece, single, age 27, born Middlesex
    Sarah Jane Hemsley, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Shipbourne; occupation: housemaid

1RenbysJoseph Sales, M, Head, married, age 30, born Frant; occupation: groom and gardener
    Mary Jane Sales, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Rotherfield
    John Wickenden, M, Father In Law, widowed, age 65, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm Labourer
    Jane Sale, F, Niece, age 14, born Speldhurst; occupation: scholar

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