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

3Holly BridgeHenry Edwards, M, Head, married, age 44, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Hartfield
    Henry Edwards, M, Son, single, age 15, born Hartfield
    Fredk.John Edwards, M, Son, age 12, born Hartfield
    William Edwards, M, Son, age 10, born Hartfield; occupation: scholar
    Ellen Edwards, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield; occupation: scholar
    Annie Edwards, F, Daughter, age 2, born Withyham
    Infant Edwards, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born Rotherfield

3Holly BridgeWilliam Bishop, M, Head, married, age 23, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourer
    Frances Elizabeth Bishop, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Rotherfield
    Alfred John Bishop, M, Son, age 2, born Buxted

3BullfinchesJames Weston, M, Head, married, age 58, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Emily Weston, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Horsmonden
    Emily Harriett Weston, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Rotherfield
    Fanny Elizabeth Weston, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Rotherfield
    Joel Ebenezer Weston, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Amelia Sophia Weston, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Lucy Weston, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Mercy Alice Weston, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar

3BullfinchesWilliam Beevor, M, Head, married, age 26, born Norfolk, occupation: stud groom
    Emily Beevor, F, Wife, married, age 25, born London

3MottsAlfred Brooman, M, Head, married, age 52, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm bailiff
    Jane Emily Harriet Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Norfolk
    Alfred Benjamin Brooman, M, Son, age 10, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    George Brooman, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar

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