The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Leigh, Kent Census
That part of the Parish of Leigh that includes the village of Leigh, Powder Mill, Great Hayesden Farm and Killicks Bank
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 ancestry.co.uk
  • 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]
 
Sheet    Place    Census entry
1[Leigh]Sophia Baker, F, Head, widowed, age 49, born Tonbridge, Kent
1[Leigh]Isaac Pankhurst, M, Head, married, age 46, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
1[Leigh]John Cherryman, M, Head, married, age 45, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
1[Leigh]William Blackstone, M, Head, married, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex, occupation: farm labourer
1[Leigh]William Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 41, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: gardener
2[Leigh]William Simmons, M, Head, married, age 43, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
2The LimesWalter Hardin, M, Head, widowed, age 40, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation: medical practitioner
2Grocers ShopWilliam Crandell, M, Head, married, age 45, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: grocer and draper
2School Masters House, National Boys School Henry A. Allison, M, Head, married, age 38, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation: certificated school master
2[Leigh]Charles Wilson, M, Head, widowed, age 72, born Staplehurst, Kent; occupation Gardener
2[Leigh]Thomas May, M, Head, married, age 43, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: gardener
3[Leigh]William Tester, M, Head, single, age 73, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Former gardener
3[Leigh]Thomas Barden, M, Head, married, age 33, born Leigh, Kent, occupation: carpenter
3[Leigh]Elizabeth Barden, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Leigh, Kent
3[Leigh]Isaac Ingram, M, Head, married, age 55, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
3[Leigh]Richard Ford, M, Head, married, age 39, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
4[Leigh]George Simmons, M, Head, married, age 46, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
4[Leigh]Thomas Young, M, Head, married, age 50, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Bricklayer
4[Leigh]Rebecca Ford, F, Head, widowed, age 47, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: laundress
4[Leigh]Thomas W. Young, M, Head, married, age 29, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Bricklayer
5[Leigh]Anna May, F, Head, age 75, born Speldhurst, Kent
5[Leigh]Mary A. Killick, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: laundress
5[Leigh]William Brooker, M, Head, widowed, age 63, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
5[Leigh]Ann Farmer, F, Head, widowed, age 64, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: laundress
5Kennard CottageThomas Young, M, Head, married, age 61, born Sardenn, Kent; occupation Gardener
5Kennard CottageSarah Hitchcock, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: dairy maid
5VicarageHugh R. Collum, M, Head, married, age 41, born Ireland; occupation: vicar of Leigh
6Vicarage Coachhouse over stablesWilliam Poplett, M, Head, married, age 28; occupation Gardener
6Kennards HouseGrainger C. Towers, M, Head, married, age 59, born St Giles, Middlesex; occupation Clergyman Travelling Sec Of S For Bishop Of The Gospel
6The ParsonageThomas May, M, Head, widowed, age 83, born Wignall, Hertford; occupation: late vicar of Leigh church
6The CottageFlorence M. Heath, F, Head, single, age 22, born Leamington, Warwick
7The Cottage Coachhouse StableJames Bourner, M, Head, married, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: gardener and coachman
7[Leigh]Matthew Hoath, M, Head, widowed, age 61, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
7[Leigh]Thomas R. Young, M, Head, married, age 33, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Labourer
7Gt Barnett FarmJames Wallis, M, Head, married, age 39, born Cowden, Kent, employs 7 men and 12 boys; occupation Farmer
7Little Barnett FarmMatthew Hoadley, M, Head, married, age 44, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
8Little Barnett FarmGeorge Gillett, M, Head, married, age 45, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
8Ramhurst FarmThomas Seabrook, M, Head, married, age 68, born Berden, Essex, employs 7 men and 2 boys; occupation: farmer
8Ramhurst FarmGeorge Gray, M, Head, widowed, age 62, born Barking, Essex; occupation: manager of gun mills
8No 1 Powder Mill CottageGeorge Ford, M, Head, married, age 45, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: foreman of gun mills
9No 2 Powder Mill CottageWalter E. Collins, M, Head, married, age 65, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
9No 3 Powder Mill CottageHenry Johnson, M, Head, married, age 31, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: gun factory labourer
9No 4 Powder Mill CottageJames Upton, M, Head, married, age 43, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Gunpowder Miller
9No 5 Powder Mill CottageHarriet Maynard, F, Head, widowed, age 64, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: laundress
10No 6 Powder Mill CottageAlexander Gorham, M, Head, married, age 40, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: gunpowder maker
10No 7 Powder Mill CottageGeorge Batchelor, M, Head, married, age 24, born Leigh, Kent, occupation: gun factory labourer
10No 8 Powder Mill CottageGeorge Boakes, M, Head, married, age 29, born Cowden, Kent, occupation: gun factory carter
10No 9 Powder Mill CottageHenry Barton, M, Head, married, age 32, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: farm labourer
10No 10 Powder Mill CottageHenry Bonrd, M, Head, married, age 35, born Leigh, Kent, occupation: gunpowder factory labourer
11No 11 Powder Mill CottageJohn Batchelor, M, Head, married, age 56, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: gunpowder factory labourer
11No 12 Powder Mill CottageJohn Hill, M, Head, married, age 51, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: gunpowder maker
11No 13 Powder Mill CottageHenry Collins, M, Head, married, age 27, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: gun factory labourer
11No 14 Powder Mill CottageJesse Lidlow, M, Head, married, age 51, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: gun factory labourer
11No 15 Powder Mill CottageGeorge Morgan, M, Head, widowed, age 46, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: millwright and engineer
11No 16 Powder Mill CottageFrancis Marchant, M, Head, married, age 48, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: watchman
12No 17 Powder Mill CottageStephen Lidlow, M, Head, married, age 30, born Barnsley, York; occupation: cooper
12No 18 Powder Mill CottageJohn H. Groves, M, Head, married, age 48, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: gunpowder maker
12No 19 Powder Mill CottageEmma Beal, F, Head, widowed, age 36, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
13Great Hayesden FarmJohn Rogers, M, Head, married, age 50, born Wadhurst, Sussex, employs 12 men and 12 boys; occupation: farmer
13Great Hayesden FarmMichael Spittle, M, Head, married, age 54, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
13Great Hayesden FarmObed Harvey, M, Head, married, age 24, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: cowman
13Great Hayesden FarmWilliam Duvall, M, Head, married, age 31, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
13Great Hayesden FarmJames Harvey, M, Head, married, age 57, born Bexley, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
13Little Hayesden FarmJabez Rogers, M, Head, single, age 44, born Wadhurst, Sussex, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmer
13Eynsfield FarmJames Usherwood, M, Head, married, age 84, born Wadhurst, Sussex, employs 8 men and 3 boys; occupation Farmer
14Eynsfield CottageJames Lidlow, M, Head, married, age 56, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
14Eynsfield CottageGeorge Brooker, M, Head, married, age 23, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
14Tapners CottageWilliam A. Munson, M, Head, married, age 41, born Gt Horkesley, Essex; occupation: farm labourer
15Tapners CottageJohn Lathes, M, Head, married, age 35, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
15Ashover FarmWilliam Colgate, M, Head, married, age 59, born Tonbridge, Kent, employs 2 men; occupation: farmer
15Quarry CottageJames Clifton, M, Head, married, age 32, born Hever, Kent; occupation: labourer
15Old NellsWilliam Warner, M, Head, widowed, age 58, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation Gardener
15Killicks BankDavid Chandler, M, Head, married, age 60, born N K, Kent, occupation: farm labourer
16Killicks BankCharles Whitmore, M, Head, married, age 60, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
16Killicks BankJohn Taylor, M, Head, married, age 36, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
16Killicks BankHenry Anscomb, M, Head, married, age 54, born West Peckham, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
16Cooks PitsWilliam Hoarsey, M, Head, married, age 52, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: gamekeeper
16Cooks PitsCatherine Draper, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born Milton, Kent
17The AldersJohn Hawkins, M, Head, married, age 36, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
17The AldersRichard Gardner, M, Head, married, age 60, born Seal, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
17Park CottageJames Upton, M, Head, married, age 51, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
18Park CottageWilliam Thompson, M, Head, married, age 41, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
18Park FarmMichael Martin, M, Head, widowed, age 76, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm bailiff
18RidleafThomas Sturgess, M, Head, married, age 58, born Leeming, York; occupation: land agent
18Coachman House and OfficeCornelius Elphick, M, Head, married, age 33, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: gardener
19[Leigh]Henry Groves, M, Head, married, age 38, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: brick maker
19[Leigh]Edward Crowhurst, M, Head, married, age 55, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: gardener
19[Leigh]William H. Marchant, M, Head, widowed, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: maker of cricket balls
19[Leigh]Elizabeth Hitchard, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Leigh, Kent
19[Leigh]William Nickolls, M, Head, married, age 25, born Hever, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
19[Leigh]William Crucher, M, Head, widowed, age 79, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
19[Leigh]John Wickenden, M, Head, married, age 64, born N K, Sussex; occupation Plumber
19[Leigh]George Goodwin, M, Head, married, age 75, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation: estate carpenter
20Duckmakers ArmsGeorge Crowhurst, M, Head, married, age 58, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: beerhouse keeper
20[Leigh]George Read, M, Head, married, age 57, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation Gardener
20[Leigh]James Marchant, M, Head, married, age 62, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: gunpowder factory labourer
20[Leigh]Harriet Martin, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: laundress
20[Leigh]John Walfare, M, Head, married, age 77, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation Maker of cricket balls
21[Leigh]Stephen Hitchcock, M, Head, married, age 39, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
21[Leigh]Aden Jeffery, M, Head, married, age 69, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: gardener
21[Leigh]William Lucas, M, Head, married, age 39, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: labourer
21[Leigh]Edward Stolton, M, Head, married, age 44, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: railway platelayer
22[Leigh]James Lawrance, M, Head, married, age 49, born Nutfield, Surrey; occupation: labourer
22Paulie FarmRobert Stapley, M, Head, married, age 46, born Sheat, Sussex, employs 7 men and 3 boys; occupation: farmer
22[Leigh]Arthur C. R. Pitlar, M, Head, married, age 36, born Jamaica, West Indies; occupation Home Missionary Undenominational
22[Leigh]William Pearce, M, Head, married, age 42, born St Pancras, Middlesex; occupation Engineer
22Fleur De Lys InnLuke Weston, M, Head, married, age 28, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: publican
23[Leigh]William Martin, M, Head, married, age 37, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
23[Leigh]Ann Hitchcock, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born Leigh, Kent
23[Leigh]John Hounsome, M, Head, married, age 50, born Kingston, Surrey; occupation: gardener
23[Leigh]Thomas (Jnr) Faircloth, M, Head, married, age 36, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: wheelwright
24[Leigh]John Jenner, M, Head, married, age 32, born Hever, Kent; occupation: labourer
24[Leigh]Mary Young, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Godstone, Surrey; occupation Maker of cricket balls
24[Leigh]Sarah Woodford, F, Head, widowed, age 68, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Laundress
24[Leigh]John Kingswood, M, Head, married, age 50, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
24Bat & Ball TavernSpencer E. Hill, M, Head, married, age 24, born Lambeth, Surrey; occupation: beerhouse keeper
24[Leigh]William Brooker, M, Head, married, age 40, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: warehouseman
25[Leigh]William Crucher, M, Head, married, age 45, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
25[Leigh]Thomas Hedger, M, Head, single, age 50, unemployed; occupation: farm labourer
25[Leigh]Mary H. Ridgeway, F, Head, widowed, age 46, born Hackney; occupation Private income from property

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