The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1861 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG9/574: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 7
Part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at Coldharbour keeping the Road to the Sheeplain taking all the Cottages on the North West side to the boundary of the Parish on Crowborough Common to the Sheeplain and Cooks Corner as far as the Crossways at the Roundabouts back to Coldharbour including the Beacon, Beacon Hill, the Cross and Slab Castle.
Enumerator: Charles Allcorn.
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

12Beacon, CrowboroJames Golby, M, Head, married, age 64, born Hailsham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Golby, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Streat, Sussex
    Sally Golby, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Buxted, Sussex
    Alfred Golby, M, Son, age 14, born Dorking, Surrey; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Golby, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

12Beacon, CrowboroJames Bassett, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: beerhouse keeper
    Leah Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    James Bassett, M, Son, age 11, born Hendon, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Sleah Bassett, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Edward Bassett, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    David Bassett, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    William Thomas Bassett, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Sam Bassett, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex

12Beacon, CrowboroJames Hardgroves, M, Lodger, single, age 24, born Tonbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: smith
    Samuel Kitchman, M, Lodger, single, age 49, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: smith

12Beacon, CrowboroAbraham Huggett, M, Head, married, age 48, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    Elizabeth Huggett, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Ira Huggett, M, Son, single, age 22, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter

12Beacon, Crowboro [The Gables]William Peerless, M, Head, married, age 60, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    Ellen Peerless, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Albert Burgess Peerless, M, Grandson, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

12Beacon, CrowboroRobert Jarvis, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carrier
    Frances Jarvis, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Buxted, Sussex
    Emma Jarvis, F, Daughter, age 2m, born Rotherfield, Sussex

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