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

17Chorn BrookAlfred Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 55, born Rotherfield; occupation: carpenter journeyman
    Sarah Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Rotherfield
    Thomas Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Dadswell, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation: domestic servant
    Caroline Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Trayton Dadswell, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Percy Dadswell, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield
    Ernest Tasker, M, Brother In Law, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Lucy Tasker, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 80, born Maresfield

17Chorn BrookAvis Hemsley, F, Head, widowed, age 74, born Rotherfield; occupation: charwoman

17Chorn BrookJames Avery, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield; occupation: trug maker
    Selby Avery, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Withyham
    Obed Skilton, M, Lodger, widowed, age 52, born Rotherfield; occupation Bricklayer journeyman

17Poundfield Farm HouseRichard Berry, M, Head, married, age 52, born Framfield; occupation: farmer
    Harriett Berry, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield
    Alfred J. Berry, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    George E. Berry, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer

17Hyders FarmThomas Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 50, born Rotherfield; occupation Coal Merchant
    Ann M. Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Rotherfield
    Emily Pilbeam, F, Niece, single, age 23, born Rotherfield; occupation Dressmaker
    George Pilbeam, M, Bro, widowed, age 69, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer

17Rose HillJohn Hayward, M, Head, married, age 67, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmer
    Elizabeth Hayward, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Burwash

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