The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1871 Mayfield Census
Reference RG10/1051: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 18
All that remaining part of the Parish of Mayfield commencing at the Orchard House Cottages up the High Street including both sides of the same, down Pound Hill and Fletching Street, taking both sides of the Road as far as the Rose and Crown Inn, including Yew Trees, the Warren, Vicarage, Sunny Bank and the Convent
Enumerator: George Fenner
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

21High StreetJames Hall, M, Head, widowed, age 86, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

21Orchard HouseThomas Powell, M, Head, married, age 36, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Powell, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Burwash, Sussex
    Elizabeth A Powell, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Frances Powell, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

21Orchard HouseElam Welfare, M, Head, single, age 58, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

21Orchard HouseMatthew Richardson, M, Head, married, age 57, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer journeyman
    Jane Richardson, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Thomas Richardson, M, Son, single, age 16, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Frank Richardson, M, Son, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

21Fletching StreetThomas Wicker, M, Head, married, age 27, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Dinah Wicker, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Eliza Wicker, F, Daughter, age 11m, born Mayfield, Sussex

21Orchard HouseCharlotte Cottingham, F, Head, widowed, age 43, born Wartling, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widow
    Philadelphia Cottingham, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: servant
    Hannah Cottingham, F, Daughter, age 8, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholar

21Lower HouseWalter Sprott, M, Head, married, age 46, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: attorney and solicitor and landowner
    Fanny R Sprott, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Mary A Sprott, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Charles F Sprott, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Herbert Sprott, M, Son, age 8m, born Mayfield, Sussex
    James H Sprott, M, Nephew, single, age 18, born Kensington, Middlesex; occupation: attorney and solicitor's articled clerk
    Mary Jarrett, F, Servant, widowed, age 29, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic nurse
    Frances G Wells, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: housemaid
    Mary M Gower, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: domestic cook

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