The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1871 Frant Census
Reference RG10/1049: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 6
Part of the Parish of Frant commencing from the Forge Cottage at Eridge Green and taking all the Houses within fifty yards of the Turnpike Road leading from Eridge Green to the boundary of the Tunbridge Wells Local Act at Strawberry Hill including Pratts House and the Cottages on Ramsly Farm which are not within the Tunbridge Wells Local Act district. Also all the Houses in the Parish situate on the North Western side of the said Turnpike Road including Eridge Village, Broadwater Forest and the High Rocks.
Enumerator: George Hickmott.
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

1Sprats Brook Oast HouseHarry Collins, M, Head, widowed, age 45, born Hampshire; occupation: farm labourer
    Samuel Sales, M, Visitor, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic gardener

1Waggon Gate HouseThomas Skinner, M, Head, married, age 66, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farm carter
    Ann Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: carter's wife
    Arthur Skinner, M, Nephew, single, age 12, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

1Waggon Gate HouseWalter Fry, M, Lodger, single, age 21, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: farm carter

1Adams Well CrossingJohn G Brookes, M, Head, married, age 60, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: railway porter
    Caroline Brookes, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Bishopstone, Sussex; occupation: railway porter's wife
    Cordelia Rusbridge, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: scholar

1Adams Well CrossingGeorge Richards, M, Head, married, age 29, born Piltdown, Sussex; occupation: railway platelayer
    Elizabeth Richards, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: railway platelayer's wife
    Amos Richards, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, Sussex

1Adams Well CrossingLawrence Mercer, M, Lodger, single, age 42, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

1Broadwater CottagesJoseph Sales, M, Head, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Phoebe Sales, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's wife
    Joseph Sales, M, Son, single, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Phoebe Sales, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Susanna Sales, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Frances Sales, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Esther Sales, F, Daughter, age 4, born Frant, Sussex
    Edwin Sales, M, Son, age 4, born Frant, Sussex
    Henry Sales, M, Grandson, age 5, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Sales, M, Grandson, age 2, born Hadlow, Kent

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