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

6Burwash CommonGeorge Russell, M, Head, married, age 36, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm Labourer
    Matilda Russell, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Burwash, Sussex
    Charles Russell, M, Son, age 9 m, born Burwash, Sussex
    John Parsons, M, Stepson, age 13, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm Labourer
    Sarah Parsons, F, Stepdaughter, age 11, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Edward Parsons, M, Stepson, age 9, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Elizabeth Parsons, F, Stepdaughter, age 6, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    George Parsons, M, Stepson, age 4, born Burwash, Sussex
    Mary Luck, F, Boarder, widowed, age 82, born Burwash, Sussex

6The VicarageWilliam W.G. Cooper, M, Head, married, age 58, born Calcutta Bengal, East Indies; occupation: vicar of Burwash Weald
    Catherine L.G. Cooper, F, Wife, married, age 54
    Edith S.G. Cooper, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Madras Residency, East Indies
    Frances H.F.E. Leman, M, Visitor, single, age 52, born Brenchley, Kent
    Rose L. Gorton, F, Visitor, single, age 25, born Nizams Dominion, East Indies
    Fanny E. Pack, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Parlour Maid Domestic Serv
    Harriet C. Pont, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: Cook Domestic Serv
    Mary Pankhurst, F, Servant, age 13, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Assistant to Parlourmaid Domestic Servant

6The Old RoadRichard Holmes, M, Head, married, age 29, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Jane Holmes, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Burwash, Sussex
    Annie Holmes, F, Daughter, age 7, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ada Holmes, F, Daughter, age 6, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Leonard Holmes, M, Son, age 1, born Burwash, Sussex

6Grove CottageHarry Jerrard, M, Head, married, age 22, born Chideock, Dorset; occupation: groom and gardener (domestic)
    Annie Jerrard, F, Wife, married, age 24, born St Marys Cray, Kent

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