The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1871 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG10/1050: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 3
Part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at the Boarshead Inn taking all the Houses on the right of the Road leading to Tunbridge Wells by the Crown turning then keeping the Boundary of the Parish to Knapp Wood then take the road to Saxonberry Hill and Greenhedges to Sprattsbottom and Cowford Bridge then turn to the right at the bottom of Hornhurst Wood to Turks over Johnsons Bridge along the bottom of Limekiln Forest to the Boarshead Inn including the Rocks, Queens Head, Hamsell, Copyhold, Brownings, Dengate Farms, Hoaths, Blackthorn hill, Redgate Mill, Newhouse, Turks, Jesters, the Earls Cottage, Boarshead Inn.
Enumerator: George Hyder.
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 ancestry.co.uk
  • 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]
 
Sheet    Place    Census entry
1NewhouseAlfred Wickens, M, Head, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 25 acres employing 1 labourer
1NewhouseJoseph Wickens, M, Lodger, single, age 54, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: tea dealer (travelling)
1NewhouseHannah Catt, F, Lodger, single, age 72, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker
1Little Forest FarmRichard Tester, M, Head, single, age 58, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 50 acres employing 1 labourer
1CarrsMatthew Wickham, M, Head, married, age 39, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1Boarshead InnGeorge Wickens, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: innkeeper and shoemaker
2Boarshead InnStephen Bassett, M, Lodger, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
2BoarsheadGeorge Playfoot, M, Head, married, age 43, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer of 25 acres employing 1 labourer
2Blacksmith House, BoarsheadMartin Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master blacksmith
2Blacksmith House, BoarsheadWilliam Lockyer, M, Head, single, age 72, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
2Boarshead RocksElizabeth Helm, F, widowed, age 42, born Wiltshire; occupation: housekeeper
2Boarshead RocksJames Barnett, M, Head, married, age 42, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiff
2Mount PleasantThomas E Taylor, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master grocer and draper
3Mount PleasantJoseph Wickens, M, Head, married, age 36, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
3Queens Head InnEdward Wilmshurst, M, Head, married, age 50, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 55 acres employing 3 labourers
3LeechpittSamuel Diplock, M, Head, married, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
3LeechpittEzra Rogers, M, Head, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
3LeechpittWilliam Parker, M, Lodger, widowed, age 66, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
3LeechpittWilliam Martin, M, Lodger, single, age 61, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
3TurksJames William, M, Head, widowed, age 57, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
3TurksBenjamin Pratt, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
4TurksIsrael Fermor, M, Head, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
4SandhillElizabeth Luck, F, Head, widowed, age 73, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farmer of 28 acres employing 2 labourers
4SandhillRobert Berwick, M, Head, married, age 60, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
4SandhillJames Weston, M, Head, married, age 48, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
4RenlyThomas Ray, M, Head, married, age 71, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 64 acres employing 2 labourers and officiating as baptist minister at Lamberhurst, Kent
5MaplesdensEdwin Best, M, Head, married, age 29, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
5MarlingsEdward Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: small farmer of 6 acres
5MarlingsWilliam Parker, M, Head, single, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
5MeadsIsaac Ledger, M, Head, single, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 70 acres employing 2 labourers
5Redgate MillCharles Wickens, M, Head, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 40 acres and miller employing 1 man
6TrenchJohn Russell, M, Head, married, age 61, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
6TrenchJames Wickens, M, Head, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
6StitchesJames Damper, M, Head, married, age 65, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
6StitchesWilliam Smith, M, Head, married, age 68, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: herdsman
6StitchesMartha Filtness, F, Head, widowed, age 34, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: needle woman
7StitchesJesse Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
7Brownings LodgeJoseph Billis, M, Head, married, age 63, born Southwark, Surrey; occupation: farmer of 300 acres employing 3 boys and 12 men
7BrowningsGeorge Saunders, M, Head, married, age 51, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
7Bath HouseWilliam Slater, M, Head, married, age 56, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
8Bath HouseDaniel Pollington, M, Head, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiff
8CopyholdRobert Naunton, M, Head, married, age 59, born Ipswich, Suffolk; occupation: farmer of 105 acres employing 5 men and 1 boy
8HamsellOwen Foreman, M, Head, married, age 54, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 260 acres employing 11 men and 5 boys
8CottageAlbert Roberts, M, Head, married, age 28, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: jobbing gardener
8Crown CornerMary Miles, F, Head, widowed, age 76, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: annuitant
9SteelbridgeThomas Carr, M, Head, married, age 69, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
9SteelbridgeCharles Burns, M, Head, married, age 56, born Walworth, Surrey; occupation: farm labourer
9Browning Lodge GateWilliam Hyder, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic gardener
9Blacksmith's HouseJames Avard, M, Head, married, age 46, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: master blacksmith
9Blacksmith's HouseDavid Parker, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
9DengateRobert Fermor, M, Head, married, age 29, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
10DengateJohn Ellis, M, Head, married, age 40, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
10Dengate Farm HouseJohn Longhurst, M, Head, married, age 54, born Dorking, Surrey; occupation: farmer of 210 acres employing 5 men
10StonewallGeorge Thos Sands, M, Head, married, age 31, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
11StonewallSarah Fry, F, Head, widowed, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: laundress
11StonewallThomas Baker, M, Lodger, single, age 40, born Leigh, Rutland; occupation: farm labourer
11CronksAinsley Rawlins, F, Head, widowed, age 75, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 145 acres employing 5 men and 1 boy
11Blackthorn MillCalib Goldsmith, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
11Blackthorn Mill Farm HouseWilliam Unstead, M, Head, married, age 48, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 140 acres employing 3 men
12White HouseJames Earl, M, Head, single, age 44, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
12White HouseJames Wickham, M, Lodger, widowed, age 68, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
12Ivy HouseJohn Parker, M, Head, widowed, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
12DengateWilliam Saunders, M, Head, married, age 42, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
12DengateWilliam Hider, M, Head, married, age 29, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: herdsman
13HoathsJohn Woodhams, M, Head, married, age 71, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 111 acres employing 5 labourers
13DengateWilliam Killick, M, Head, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 194 acres employing 9 men and 2 boys
13Park HouseGeorge Haines, M, Head, married, age 27, born Cambridgeshire; occupation: gamekeeper
13Parkers BarnAmos Marchant, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeper
14GreenhedgesGeorge Fillery, M, Head, married, age 34, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 100 acres employing 2 labourers
14SprattsbottomWilliam Mills, M, Head, married, age 69, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer; handicap: blind 25 years
14SprattsbottomHenry Mills, M, Head, married, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
14SprattsbottomJames Packham, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
14TurksHenry Martin, M, Head, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
15TurksJames Wickens, M, Lodger, widowed, age 62, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
15TurksJames Martin, M, Head, married, age 54, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

The Weald is at  Database version 12.4 which has ongoing updates to the 379,932 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,308 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 244 books loaded in the previous version

Fasthosts web site  
ODNB  
British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Family History Group  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Ancestry  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

Top
of the
page