The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
North East of Crowborough including Charity Farm, Crowborough Cross, Aln House, Luxford Farm, Cooks Corner and Pales Gate
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

2Claremont HouseJohn S. Dier, M, Head, married, age 45, born Withyham; occupation: veterinary surgeon
    Eliza J. Dier, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Brighton
    Edith J. Dier, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Walter S. Dier, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Kate M. Dier, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Francis L. Avis, F, Cousin, single, age 54, born Withyham
    Mary Histed, F, Serv, single, age 14, born Waldron; occupation: domestic servant

2London House (Grocer & Drapers Shop)Albert Baldwin, M, Head, married, age 30, born Warbleton; occupation: master draper and grocer
    Lois Baldwin, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Mayfield
    Thomas Baldwin, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield
    Emily Baldwin, F, Daughter, age 3, born Wadhurst
    Ruth Smith, F, Serv, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: domestic servant
    Thomas Baldwin, M, Serv, single, age 16, born Wadhurst; occupation: grocer's assistant
    Alfred Parsons, M, Lodger, single, age 23, born Cranbrook; occupation Letter carrier

2Crowborough Cross (Butchers Shop)Edwin Ellis, M, Head, married, age 56, born Wilmington; occupation: master butcher
    Ellen Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Withyham
    Ada Rogers, F, Niece, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: visitor
    William Hilder, M, Visitor, married, age 42, born Seaford; occupation: master butcher

2Laurel VillaSarah Dadswell, F, Head, single, age 53, born Rotherfield; occupation: annuitant

2Parkers CottageMartha Boulter, F, Head, married, age 42, born Maresfield, occupation: dressmaker
    George J. Boulter, M, Son, age 11, born Brighton, handicap: Imbecile

2Parkers CottageRobert Cornford, M, Head, married, age 73, born Waldron; occupation: retired farmer
    Barbara Cornford, F, Wife, married, age 73, born Crowhurst

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