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

42 Spring VillaRowley Histed, M, Head, widowed, age 36, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Nimrod Histed, M, Bro, single, age 24, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer

41 Wilmington HouseDaniel Oliver, M, Head, married, age 31, born Ticehurst; occupation: grinder
    Louisa Oliver, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Hastings
    Edith Oliver, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield
    Joseph Oliver, M, Bro, single, age 33, born Ticehurst; occupation: tanner

42 Wilmington House (Grocer & Bakers Shop)Henry Ellis, M, Head, married, age 58, born Wilmington, employs 1 man; occupation: master baker
    Margaret Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Pyecombe
    Ellen Crittall, F, Daughter, married, age 23, born Burwash
    Margaret Crittall, F, Grd Daughter, age 1 m, born Rotherfield
    Mary Billing, F, Boarder, age 12, born Hailsham, occupation: scholar
    George Gibbs, M, Serv, widowed, age 40, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: bakers journeyman

41 … RoadFrederick Hollamby, M, Head, married, age 33, born Withyham; occupation: butcher journeyman
    Eliza Hollamby, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Maresfield

42 … RoadEli Wickens, M, Head, married, age 35, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Rhoda Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Rotherfield
    Mercy Wickens, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    Lizzie Wickens, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    Albert Wickens, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield
    Emily Wickens, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield

4Aln HouseThomas Tate, M, Head, married, age 74, born Northumberland; occupation Author and mathematician
    Lurina Tate, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Billingshurst
    Frank Fowler, M, Boarder, single, age 15, born India; occupation: scholar
    Georgena Fowler, F, Boarder, single, age 18, born India; occupation: scholar
    Lilian Fowler, F, Boarder, age 10, born India; occupation: scholar
    Katie Turner, F, Boarder, single, age 14, born Surrey; occupation: scholar
    Louisa Walter, F, Serv, single, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation Domestic servant

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