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

11OakdownLady Anne Holland, F, Head, widowed, age 58, born London; occupation: honorable farmer of 169 acres employing 3 labourers 1 boy
    Annie S. Holland, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Ryde, Isle of Wight
    Charlotte Holland, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Ashburne, Derby
    Thesa.Caroline Holland, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Ashburne, Derby
    Ellen Macklin, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Bapchild, Kent; occupation: cook domestic servant
    Hannah Franklin, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Wellesbourne, Warwick; occupation: parlourmaid servant
    Mary Hanger, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Rye Or Eye ?, Cambridge; occupation: housemaid servant

11Burwash HouseGeorge Lawrance, M, Head, married, age 41; occupation: farm labourer
    Sophia Lawrance, F, Daughter, age 14, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Thomas G. Lawrance, M, Son, age 12, born Ringmer, Sussex
    Frederick C. Lawrance, M, Son, age 9, born Ringmer, Sussex
    William Lawrance, M, Son, age 7, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Charlotte Lawrance, F, Daughter, age 5, born Heathfield, Sussex

11Climshurst FarmGeorge Taylor, M, Head, married, age 50, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 40 acres employing 1 labourer & 1 boy
    Harriett Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Heathfield, Sussex

11Main RoadMary A. Ford, F, Head, widowed, age 73, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: relieved by parish

11Main RoadJohn Lee, M, Head, married, age 51, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: hawker
    Mary Lee, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Piddinghoe, Sussex
    Henry Lee, M, Son, single, age 20, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Albert Lee, M, Son, age 14, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Gaius Lee, M, Son, age 12, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Alfred Lee, M, Son, age 7 m, born Burwash, Sussex

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