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

5HutchingsThomas Willsher, M, Head, married, age 40, born Hooe, Sussex; occupation: Farmer, 184 acres, employing 14 labourers
    Lucy Willsher, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Mayfield, Sussex
    John N. Willsher, M, Son, single, age 15, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Farmer's son
    Walter Willsher, M, Son, single, age 3, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: At home
    Robert Willsher, M, Son, single, age 11M, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: At home
    Sarah Chandler, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: house servant
    Harriot Butchers, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: house servant
    Thomas Vitler, M, Servant, widowed, age 69, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer
    George Crouch, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

5FontridgeJohn Ellis, M, Head, married, age 57, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Hannah Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Burwash, Sussex
    Robert Ellis, M, Son, single, age 26, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    James Ellis, M, Son, single, age 15, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Charlotte Ellis, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's daughter
    George Ellis, M, Son, single, age 9, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Ellis, F, Mother, widowed, age 80, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: pauper and butcher's widow

5CockhamCharles Golden, M, Head, married, age 25, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Golden, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Salehurst, Sussex
    James Golden, M, Son, single, age 3, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: at home
    Harriot Golden, F, Daughter, single, age 8M, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: at home

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