The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Penshurst, Kent Census
That part of the Parish of Penshurst that includes Swaylands, Poundsbridge, Hallborough, Fordcombe, Stone Cross and Spring Hill
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

16FordcombWilliam Lucas, M, Head, married, age 24, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth Lucas, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Nelly M. Lucas, F, Daughter, age 1, born Penshurst, Kent
    Mary J. Young, F, Lodger, widowed, age 44, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Dressmaker

16FordcombFrances Neller, F, Head, widowed, age 76, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Invalid
    Naomi Faircloth, F, Servant, widowed, age 64, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: nurse

16FordcombCharles H. Bishop, M, Head, married, age 28, born Biddlesden, Buckingham; occupation: dog trainer
    Catherine M. Bishop, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Westminster, Middlesex
    Harry Bishop, M, Son, age 5, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Louis Bishop, M, Son, age 4, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rosetta A.B. Bishop, F, Visitor, single, age 14, born Wellington, Shropshire

16FordcombElizabeth Ovenden, F, Head, widowed, age 57, born Fordcomb, Kent; occupation Paper Factory
    Harriet Martin, F, Daughter, widowed, age 33, born Fordcomb, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Stella Martin, F, Grandaughter, age 7, born Fordcomb, Kent; occupation: scholar

16FordcombUriah Lock, M, Head, married, age 70; occupation: farm labourer
    Eleanor Lock, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Brighton, Sussex
    George Lock, M, Son, single, age 25, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Lock, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: paper factory
    Frank Lock, M, Son, single, age 16, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Henry Lock, M, Grandson, age 1

16FordcombM. Hewett, F, Head, widowed, age 66, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriet Kember, F, Visitor Servant, single, age 23, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: nurse
    Harry Humphrey, M, Lodger, single, age 32, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation Farm labourer

16FordcombWilliam Frost, M, Head, married, age 53, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Frost, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Ashurst, Kent
    William Frost, M, Son, single, age 32, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Richard Frost, M, Son, single, age 19, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

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