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

13Crowborough CrossCharles J. Lewings, M, Head, married, age 34, born Essex; occupation: stone mason journeyman
    Anne Lewings, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Buxted
    Edward Lewings, M, Son, single, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Alice Lewings, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Edith Lewings, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield
    Esther Lewings, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Rotherfield

13Crowborough CrossWilliam S. Gaston, M, Head, married, age 27, born Waldron; occupation: groom
    Emily Gaston, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Rotherfield
    Percy A. Gaston, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield

13Crowborough CrossRobert Tebay, M, Head, married, age 48, born Uckfield; occupation Master saddler
    Frances Tebay, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Buxted
    William Tebay, M, Son, single, age 16, born Surrey; occupation Saddler's apprentice
    Elizabeth Tebay, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Surrey
    Edward Tebay, M, Son, age 11, born Surrey; occupation Scholar

13Post Office And Grocers ShopOwen W. Ellis, M, Head, married, age 48, born Burwash; occupation: draper, grocer and post master
    Sussanah Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Mayfield
    Owen Edwd. Ellis, M, Son, single, age 20, born Waldron; occupation: shopman
    Victor F. Ellis, M, Son, single, age 16, born Waldron; occupation: shopman
    Minnie C. Ellis, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Waldron
    Vinne S. Ellis, F, Daughter, age 10, born Waldron; occupation: scholar
    Frank C. Ellis, M, Son, age 7, born Waldron; occupation: scholar
    George F. Ellis, M, Son, age 5, born Waldron

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