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

14Pilmer RoadSarah Coomber, F, Head, widowed, age 45, born Rotherfield, occupation: charwoman
    Elizabeth Coomber, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Frant, occupation: scholar
    Rose Coomber, F, Daughter, age 10, born Frant, occupation: scholar
    Ellen Coomber, F, Daughter, age 5, born Frant, occupation: scholar

14Providence CottageGeorge Verrall, M, Head, married, age 71, born Heathfield; occupation Former blacksmith
    Eliza Verrall, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Rotherfield

14Ackhurst CottageWilliam T. Fenner, M, Head, married, age 23, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Ann Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Rotherfield
    Harriett Fenner, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    James J. Fenner, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Frances M. Fenner, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    William T. Fenner, M, Son, age 8 m, born Rotherfield

14PoundfieldHenry Rogers, M, Head, married, age 57, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Martha Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield

14PoundfieldJohn Hobbs, M, Head, married, age 40, born Rotherfield; occupation: railway labourer
    Mary A. Hobbs, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Rotherfield
    George W. Hobbs, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: railway labourer
    Edward J. Hobbs, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation: railway labourer
    Emma J. Hobbs, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Alfred Hobbs, M, Brother, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, unemployed; occupation: gardener
    Catherine Hobbs, F, Sister In Law, married, age 34, born Oxfordshire

14Boars Head StreetAlfred Akehurst, M, Head, widowed, age 36; occupation: traveller
    Emily Akehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Hailsham; occupation: traveller
    Elizabeth J. Akehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Hailsham; occupation: traveller

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