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

15CobbarnThomas John Weston, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield; occupation: carter
    Julia Weston, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield
    Benjamin Weston, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield
    Annie Elizabeth Weston, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield

15Cobbarn Farm HouseWilliam Baker [alias Hall], M, Head, married, age 31, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourer
    Jane Baker [alias Hall], F, Wife, married, age 29, born Capel
    William Baker [alias Hall], M, Son, age 11, born Pembury; occupation: scholar
    George Baker [alias Hall], M, Son, age 8, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    Ellen Baker [alias Hall], F, Daughter, age 7, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    Ann Baker [alias Hall], F, Daughter, age 2, born Withyham
    Hannah Jeffery, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 69, born Brenchly
    Thomas Jeffery, M, Boarder, single, age 30, born Tonbridge; occupation: farm labourer

15Hamsell WoodSarah Sumners, F, Head, widowed, age 80, born Walberton
    Amos Sumners, M, Son, single, age 39, born Rotherfield; occupation Farmer
    Amos Sumners, M, Son, single, age 39, born Rotherfield; occupation: assistant teacher of eridge board school
    Lewis Sumners, M, Son, married, age 36, born Rotherfield; occupation Farmer
    Harriett Sumners, F, Daughter In Law, married, age 30
    Sophia Walter, F, Daughter, widowed, age 56, born Rotherfield
    William Walter, M, Nephew, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation Scholar
    Ann Nean, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Kingston; occupation Domestic Servant
    John Pealey, M, Servant, single, age 67, born Etchingham; occupation Farm Servant

15FostleElizabeth Plumb, F, Head, single, age 39, born Marylebone; occupation Governess and Certificated teacher of Eridge Board School

15FostleMoses Knapp, M, Head, married, age 46; occupation Blacksmith Journeyman
    Fanny Knapp, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Hurstpierpoint
    William Henry Knapp, M, Son, single, age 22, born Hurstpierpoint; occupation Bricklayer's labourer
    Elenor Knapp, F, Daughter, age 10, born East Grinstead; occupation Scholar
    Christiana Knapp, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    Thomas Clifford Knapp, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield

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