The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Goudhurst Census
Reference RG 11/939: Goudhurst Enumeration District No 4; District: Cranbrook Union; Enumerator: F.J. Thurgood
Goudhurst part of: Mother Church St Mary Ecclesiastical Parish
All that part of the parish of Goudhurst embraced between the North side of the Road from Goudhurst to Lamberhurst and the Road leading from Goudhurst to Marden as far a Summerhill Hill farm (little) including Little Beckingfold, Swan Farm, The Gore, Lidwells, The Grange, Trowswell and Ratcliffe Cottages.
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

7Ballards HillWilliam Midmer, M, Head, married, age 42, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Midmer, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Sophia Midmer, F, Daughter, age 12, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rose Midmer, F, Daughter, age 9, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Midmer, M, Son, age 3, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    Peter Richardson, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

7Ballards HillStephen Field, M, Head, married, age 33, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Field, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Goudhurst, Kent
    William Field, M, Son, age 13, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

7Ballards HillPercy Gardiner, M, Head, married, age 35, born Winchelsea, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Ellen Gardiner, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Percy Gardiner, M, Son, age 11, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ernest Gardiner, M, Son, age 8, born Staplehurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Gardiner, M, Son, age 4, born Goudhurst, Kent

7MonksJoseph Waters, M, Head, married, age 30, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sophia Waters, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Marshall F. Waters, M, Son, age 7, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Emily J. Waters, F, Daughter, age 4, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Oswald M. Waters, M, Son, age 2, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Carl E. Waters, M, Son, age 5 m, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Lucy Standen, F, Wife's daughter, age 12, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar

7MonksAlfred Ladhams, M, Head, married, age 51, born Marden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Ladhams, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Yalding, Kent
    Annie Ladhams, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Horsmonden, Kent (unemployed)
    Alfred L. Golding, M, Grandson, age 1, born Goudhurst, Kent

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