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

7Forge HouseIden Fermor, M, Head, widowed, age 57, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: labouring gardener
    Timothy Fermor, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeper
    Ann Ralph, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 60, born Brasted, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

7Forge HouseBenjamin Brooman, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeper
    Emeline Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeper's wife
    John Weston, M, Nephew, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

7Waggon Gate HouseThomas Gasson, M, Head, married, age 24, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Jane Gasson, F, Wife, married, age 18, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer's wife
    Joseph Gasson, M, Son, age 6m, born Speldhurst, Kent

7Broadwater ForestThomas Fry, M, Head, widowed, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gardener's labourer
    James Fry, M, Son, single, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: railway platelayer
    Thomas Fry, M, Son, single, age 26, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Margaret Fry, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    Unnamed Fry, M, Grandson, age 1m, born Frant, Sussex
    Unnamed Fry, M, Grandson, age 1m, born Frant, Sussex
    Mary A Dray, F, Visitor, single, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: laundress

7Broadwater ForestGeorge Batchelor, M, Head, married, age 26, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: gardener's labourer
    Sarah A Batchelor, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gardener's labourer's wife
    George Batchelor, M, Son, age 1m, born Frant, Sussex

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