The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
North East of Rotherfield including Catts, Mark Cross, Saxonbury Hill, Town Row Green, Spout Farm, Rotherfield Village and Town Row
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

11Town Row Green [Heathfield]Jesse Sales, M, Head, widowed, age 67, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Samuel Sales, M, Son, single, age 38, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriett Loftus, F, Daughter, married, age 28, born Rotherfield; occupation: housekeeper
    Joseph P. Loftus, M, Son In Law, married, age 27, born Cambridgeshire; occupation: bricklayer journeyman
    Elizabeth Loftus, F, Grand Daughter, age 9 m, born Rotherfield

11Heathfield HallLouisa L. Martin, F, Head, widowed, age 52, born Hampshire; occupation: annuitant
    Emily Martin, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born India; occupation: annuitant
    Laura Heslop, F, Daughter, married, age 27, born India
    Charles H. Heslop, M, Son In Law, married, age 30, born Jamaica; occupation: mechanical engineer
    Eric C. Heslop, M, Grandson, age 2 m, born London
    Emma E. Oliver, F, Serv, single, age 22, born London; occupation: domestic servant

11HeathfieldsT.H.Emma Dowler, F, Head, widowed, age 60, born Devon; occupation: house proprietor
    Albert White, M, Serv, married, age 35, born Berkshire; occupation Gardener
    Elizabeth White, F, Serv, married, age 34, born Isle of Wight; occupation Domestic servant

11StockwellBenjamin Austen, M, Head, widowed, age 35, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourer
    John Austen, M, Son, age 12, born Mayfield; occupation: scholar
    James Austen, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar

11Spout FarmHenry Hicks, M, Head, married, age 25, born Rotherfield
    Elizabeth A. Hicks, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Ticehurst
    Frederick T. Hicks, M, Son, age 6 m, born Rotherfield

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