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

2GrandtwizzellJames Rochester, M, Head, married, age 31, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: Farmer, 160 acres, employing 6 labourers
    Ann Rochester, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Lewes, Sussex
    James Rochester, M, Son, single, age 7, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    John Rochester, M, Son, single, age 5, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    William Rochester, M, Son, single, age 3, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: At home
    Rowland Rochester, M, Son, single, age 1, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: At home
    Caroline Blackford, F, Servant, single, age 12, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: house servant
    Fredrick Piper, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer
    George Easton, M, Servant, single, age 22, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: waggoner

2Grandtwizzell CottageJohn Head, M, Head, married, age 29, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Head, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Burwash, Sussex
    Fanny Head, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: at home
    Thomas{?} Head, M, Son, single, age 1, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: at home
    William Leaney, M, Lodger, married, age 35, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Hannah Leaney, F, Lodger's wife, married, age 24, born Sussex
    Thomas Leaney, M, Lodger's son, single, age 1, born Sussex; occupation: at home

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