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

6Forge CottageEdward Tasker, M, Head, married, age 50, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourer
    Fanny Tasker, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Ticehurst
    Ellen Tasker, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Withyham
    Philip Tasker, M, Son, age 12, born Withyham; occupation: scholar

6PinstrawsEdward Card, M, Head, married, age 38, born Speldhurst; occupation: farm labourer
    Fanny Card, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Penshurst
    Thomas William Card, M, Son, age 11, born Berwick; occupation: scholar
    Agnes Mary Card, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Rose Card, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Ernest Edward Card, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Lilian Card, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield
    Edith Card, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Rotherfield

6Park Corner Public HouseCharles Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 30, born Wadhurst; occupation: innkeeper
    Catherine Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Maidstone
    Isabella Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Charles Hemsley, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Hemsley, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield
    Emily Hubble, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Tonbridge; occupation: domestic servant
    Mary Trith, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 73, born Maidstone
    George Elbrow, M, Lodger, single, age 60; occupation: railway labourer

6Park CornerLucy Hazelden, F, Head, widowed, age 60, born Uckfield; occupation: needle woman
    Thomas Townsend, M, Son, single, age 38, born Uckfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Maria Townsend, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Uckfield
    John Townsend, M, Grandson, age 2, born Rotherfield

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