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

12Broadwater FarmWilliam Sumner, M, Head, married, age 52, born Frant; occupation Farmer
    Lucy Sumner, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Wadhurst
    Sarah Mercy Sumner, F, Daughter, age 16, born Speldhurst
    Horace Sumner, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    James Burton, M, Servant, single, age 58, born Wiltshire, occupation: farm labourer

12Broadwater CottageHenry Wren, M, Head, married, age 37, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm labourer
    Barbary Alice Wren, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Buxted
    William Wren, M, Son, age 13, born Withyham; occupation: carter
    Albert Wren, M, Son, age 11, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    George Alfred Wren, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    Harry Wren, M, Son, age 7, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    Ann Elizabeth Wren, F, Daughter, age 4, born Withyham
    Lucy Wren, F, Daughter, age 2, born Withyham

12BroadwaterGeorge Waters, M, Head, married, age 54, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Harriett Waters, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Rotherfield
    James Waters, M, Son, single, age 23, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    George Waters, M, Son, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Frances Ann Waters, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    John Waters, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham; occupation Scholar
    Frank Waters, M, Son, age 2 m, born Rotherfield

12Sewage Farm CottageWilliam Rodger, M, Head, married, age 61, born Arlington; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Rodger, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Hailsham
    David Potter, M, Grandson, age 8, born Beddingham; occupation Scholar
    John George Rodger, M, Nephew, single, age 20, born Brighton; occupation: farm labourer

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