The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Hever, Kent Census
That part of the Parish of Hever that includes Hever Castle, Hever Village and Mark Beech
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

16[Mark Beech]George Peerless, M, Head, married, age 38, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah A. Peerless, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Nelly Smith, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hartfield, Sussex, illegitimate; occupation: scholar
    E Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Cowden, Kent, illegitimate
    Kate M. Peerless, F, Daughter, age 7, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jane Peerless, F, Daughter, age 4, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George Peerless, M, Son, age 2, born Cowden, Kent

16[Mark Beech]Henry Stanford, M, Head, married, age 43, born Debtling ?; occupation: police constable
    Caroline A. Stanford, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Barking
    Henry ... Stanford, M, Son, age 17, born Barking; occupation: gardener
    Jemima Stanford, F, Daughter, age 13, born Maidstone; occupation: scholar
    Edgar Stanford, M, Son, age 11, born Brinchley; occupation: scholar
    Eleanor Stanford, F, Daughter, age 8, born Brinchley; occupation: scholar
    William Stanford, M, Son, age 6, born Hawkurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ernest H. Stanford, M, Son, age 3, born Hever, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice E. Stanford, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hever, Kent

16[Mark Beech]James Staplehurst, M, Head, married, age 75, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation Gardener
    Sophia Staplehurst, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Chiddingstone, Kent

16[Mark Beech]William Boyle, M, Head, married, age 56, born Hanley, Stafford, occupation: colliery instructor
    Ciclica Boyle, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Perth, Scotland
    William Boyle, M, Son, age 8, born Chelsea, London, occupation: scholar
    Arthur Boyle, M, Son, age 5, born Pimlico, London
    Charles Boyle, M, Son, age 2, born Lambeth, London
    Cecilia Boyle, F, Daughter, age 1, born Eden Bridge, Kent
    Mary Hasler, F, Mother in law, widowed, age 50, born Aberdeen, Scotland

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