The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1851 Burwash Census
Reference HO 107/1639: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 1c; Sub-District: Burwash; Enumerator: Thomas Vigor
All that part of the Parish of Burwash which lies to the East and South comprising Willards Hill Farm, Ludpit, Fontridge, Quarters, Perrymans Farm, Dudwell and Park Mills, the Park, Forge, Perch Hill and all the South side of the said branch of the River Rother to Willingford Lane and the extremity of the Parish on the South side (including Hutchings, Fishers, Daws, Brickhouse and Bowmans Farms).
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

1Dudwell MillJohn Honeysett, M, Head, married, age 53, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: miller and farmer of 55 acres emplying 2 labourers
    Mary Honeysett, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Benenden, Kent
    John Honeysett, M, Son, single, age 18, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: miller, employed in mill
    Edwin Honeysett, M, Son, single, age 16, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son employed on the farm
    Mary J. Honeysett, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughter
    Jane Braban, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: house servant
    James Collins, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

1BrickhouseJames Lade, M, Head, single, age 40, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: farm manager of 19 acres employing 8 men and 3 boys
    John R. Lade, M, Brother, single, age 34, born Chiddingly, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son
    Lucy Lade, F, Sister, single, age 38, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughter
    Rebecca L. Lade, F, Sister, single, age 25, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughter

1Brickhouse CottageWilliam Mepham, M, Head, married, age 58, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Mepham, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Burwash, Sussex
    Henry Mepham, M, Nephew, single, age 26, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

1GlidwishRichard Balcomb, M, Head, widowed, age 50, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: farmer of 17 acres employing 1 labourer
    Sarah A. Mewett, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    John G Mewett, M, Servant's son, single, age 5, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: at home
    Walter R Mewett, M, Servant's son, single, age 2, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: at home
    John Woodsell, M, Lodger, single, age 68, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer

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