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

128 Pilmer LaneJames Bassett, M, Head, married, age 37, born Middlesex; occupation: master bootmaker
    Harriett Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Maresfield
    Harriett Bassett, F, Daughter, age 10 m, born Rotherfield

12Denmark CottageJames Field, M, Head, married, age 63, born Mayfield; occupation: market gardener
    Elizabeth Field, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Sevenoaks

12Crowborough CrossObed Norman, M, Head, widowed, age 54, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Alfred Norman, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Emily Norman, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation Housekeeper
    Ellen Norman, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    George Norman, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar

12Pleasant ViewMoses Pratt, M, Head, married, age 58, born Rotherfield; occupation: lodging house keeper
    Hannah Pratt, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Oxfordshire
    Charles Pratt, M, Son, married, age 23, born Withyham; occupation: huckster
    Bessie Pratt, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Withyham
    David Pratt, M, Father, widowed, age 88, born Rotherfield; occupation Retired Farmer
    Thomas Searl, M, Visitor, single, age 60, born London; occupation Retired Conveyancing Lawyer

12Crowborough CrossWilliam Weller, M, Head, single, age 30, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Stevens, F, Hsekeeper, single, age 22, born Robertsbridge; occupation: housekeeper

12The DownAlfred Teague, M, Head, married, age 25, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Mary A. Teague, F, Wife, married, age 26
    Samuel H. Teague, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield
    Mary E.J. Teague, F, Daughter, age 10 m, born Rotherfield

12Spillpoints HouseJames Murrell, M, Head, married, age 53, born West Hoathly; occupation: farm labourer
    Emma Murrell, F, Wife, married, age 50, born West Hoathly
    Elizabeth Murrell, F, Daughter, married, age 25, born West Hoathly
    George Waghorn, M, Son In Law, married, age 27, born Ticehurst; occupation Railway Porter
    Elsia Waghorn, F, Grand Daughter, age 10 m, born Rotherfield

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