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

16Village Post OfficeAlfred I. Bonniface, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, occupation: letter carrier
    Sarah A. Bonniface, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Tunbridge Wells
    William I. Bonniface, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholar
    Charles E. Bonniface, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholar
    Sarah A. Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholar
    Anne M. Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholar
    Edith R. Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield

16VillageJames Wickens, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield; occupation Master bricklayer
    Frances Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Rotherfield
    Mary A.C. Wickens, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield
    Elizabeth C. Wickens, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar

16VillageJames Bartlett, M, Head, married, age 71, born Wadhurst, occupation: master hairdresser

16Village GroceryWilliam Gower, M, Head, widowed, age 68, born Tonbridge; occupation: master grocer and draper
    Emily L. Gower, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born Rotherfield

16VillageAnn Adams, F, Head, widowed, age 63, born Mayfield

16VillageWilliam Kibblewhite, M, Head, married, age 45, born Gloucestershire; occupation: farm labourer
    Emma Kibblewhite, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Gloucestershire
    Maria Kibblewhite, F, Daughter, age 10, born Surrey; occupation: scholar
    Elias Kibblewhite, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Amelia Kibblewhite, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar

16VillageElizabeth Card, F, Head, widowed, age 72, born Heathfield
    Amelia Streatfield, F, Grand Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation: dressmaker

16VillageJohn Guest, M, Head, married, age 55, born Sandhurst; occupation Farm Bailiff
    Ann Guest, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Rotherfield

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