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
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

12Main RoadWalter Kemp, M, Head, married, age 32, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Sally Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Burwash, Sussex
    Caroline Kemp, F, Daughter, age 7, born Burwash, Sussex
    James W. Kemp, M, Son, age 5, born Burwash, Sussex
    Horace Kemp, M, Son, age 3, born Burwash, Sussex
    Albert Kemp, M, Son, age 1, born Burwash, Sussex

12Main RoadAlexander Russell, M, Head, married, age 34, born Brightling, Sussex; occupation: Chickens Fatter Small Bird Keeper
    Emily J. Russell, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Albert Russell, M, Son, age 3, born Hamstreet, Kent
    Moses Russell, M, Son, age 2, born Portlaw, Ireland
    Gertrude A. Russell, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born Burwash, Sussex

12Main RoadHenry J. Lusted, M, Head, married, age 31, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Ann Lusted, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: seller of sweets (confectioner)
    Clara J. Lusted, F, Daughter, age 6, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar

12Matthews FarmJames Pont, M, Head, widowed, age 71, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: Farmer of 12 Acres
    Matthew Pont, M, Son, married, age 41, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: Farm Labourer
    Sarah Pont, F, Daughter-in-law, married, age 46, born Asburnham, Sussex
    Henry Pont, M, Grandson, age 15, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm Labourer
    Mercy Pont, F, Granddaughter, age 12, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    James Pont, M, Grandson, age 7, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: Scholar

12Matthews CottageWilliam Holmes, M, Head, married, age 26, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Holmes, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Brenchley, Kent
    William Holmes, M, Son, age 6, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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