The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Burwash Census
Reference RG11/1045: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 10; Sub-District: Burwash; Enumerator: Benjamin Barrow
All that part of the New Ecclesiatical District which lies to the South West of the Turnpike Road leading from the boundary Stone marked No 2 to Heathfield, comprising the South West side of Willingford Lane to the extremity of the Parish on the South West side, including Park Hill, Quayham, West Down, Glaziers Forge, Scotsham, Watkins Down, Great and Little Poundsford Farms and Coxes Mill, including the North side of the Turnpike Road leading from the Railway Tavern to Matthews Farm and Burwash House, including the Residencies of Lady Holland and Miss Trower
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  • 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

5QuayhamTrayton J. Saunders, M, Head, married, age 29, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Clara Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Emily S. Saunders, F, Daughter, age 9, born Bow, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Edward J. Saunders, M, Son, age 6, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Saunders, M, Son, age 3, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Thomas D. Saunders, M, Son, age 1, born Heathfield, Sussex

5BohemiaThomas Cornford, M, Head, married, age 58; occupation: farm labourer
    Caroline Cornford, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Charles E. Cornford, M, Son, age 13, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Ada C. Cornford, F, Daughter, age 11, born Heathfield, Sussex

5BohemiaAlfred Diprose, M, Head, married, age 31, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Diprose, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    James Brabon, M, Grandfather, widowed, age 78, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

5BohemiaGeorge Thompson, M, Head, married, age 37, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: Higgler (Costermonger)
    Eliza Thompson, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Ada Thompson, F, Daughter, age 11, born Burwash, Sussex
    Clara Thompson, F, Daughter, age 9, born Burwash, Sussex
    Margaret Thompson, F, Daughter, age 7, born Burwash, Sussex
    George T. Thompson, M, Son, age 5, born Burwash, Sussex
    Elizabeth Thompson, F, Daughter, age 3, born Burwash, Sussex
    Charles Thompson, M, Son, age 1, born Burwash, Sussex
    David Thompson, M, Father, widowed, age 70, born Warbleton, Sussex

5Burwash CommonJohn Wood, M, Head, single, age 35, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Cordwainer & Farmer of 10 Acres
    Harriett Wood, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Southwick, Wiltshire; occupation: General Serv (Domestic)

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