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

18Porters HillWilliam Gilbert, M, Head, widowed, age 58, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Emily Plowman, F, Daughter, married, age 25, born Withyham; occupation Housekeeper
    Albert E. Gilbert, M, Son, single, age 19, born Withyham, unemployed; occupation: draper's assistant
    William Gilbert, M, Grandson, age 9; occupation: scholar
    Emily C. Plowman, F, Grand Daughter, age 3

18Porters Hill HouseWilliam Packhan, M, Head, widowed, age 77, born Rotherfield, employs 4 hands; occupation: farmer
    Harriett Borer, F, Niece, widowed, age 40, born Buxted; occupation: housekeeper
    Emily Borer, F, Niece, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    William Smith, M, Servt, single, age 26, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm servant

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