The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1871 Frant Census
Reference RG10/1049: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 4
Part of the Parish of Frant comprising all the Houses and Cottages lying on the North Eastern side of the South Eastern Railway and the Boundary Stream of the County running from Watermans Strawberry Gardens to Palmers Bridge including Bells Yew, Higham, Little Shoesmiths, Bartly Mill, Windridge Lodge, Bayham Abbey, Dundale Porters Lodge, Sunningly and Benhall Mill with Joslins and Huggetts.
Enumerator: Edward Ansell.
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

16HighfieldsJohn D C Roberts, M, Head, married, age 39, born Malta; occupation: land steward
    Elizabeth C Roberts, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Chapel Beampton, Northamptonshire
    Sophia Plevy, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Wigginton, Hertfordshire; occupation: cook and domestic servant
    Mary Denton, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Pytchley, Northamptonshire; occupation: housemaid and domestic servant
    Henry Billson, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Sharnford, Leicestershire; occupation: footman and domestic servant

16Bells YewGeorge Ware, M, Head, married, age 44, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: brewer
    Georgiana Ware, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Frant, Sussex
    Katie Ruth Ware, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George Reginald Ware, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Lilian Mary Ware, F, Daughter, age 4, born Frant, Sussex
    Agnes Beale, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant
    Sarah A Humphrey, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant

16Bells YewWilliam Turner, M, Head, widowed, age 61, born Stoven, Suffolk; occupation: auctioneer, estate agent and farmer of 64 acres employing 1 labourer
    Elizabeth Turner Peek, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Frant, Sussex
    Frances Turner Peek, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Frant, Sussex
    Charles Palmer, M, Visitor, married, age 53, born Islington, Middlesex; occupation: licensed appraiser

16Bells YewJessee Baker, M, Head, married, age 71, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Baker, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Frant, Sussex

16Bells YewWilliam O Wells, M, Head, married, age 24, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: ostler
    Harriet Wells, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Frant, Sussex
    Thomas Cotington, M, Boarder, single, age 22, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: mason's labourer

16Bells YewJames Pearson, M, Head, married, age 52, born Ramsgate, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Philadelphia Pearson, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Herbert Pearson, M, Son, married, age 26, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: railway signalman
    Samuel Pearson, M, Son, single, age 19, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Lucy Pearson, F, Daughter, age 8, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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