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

19Town RowBenjamin Boniface, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Boniface, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Sevenoaks
    Matilda Boniface, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholar
    Fanny Boniface, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholar
    Benjamin Boniface, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield

19Town Row GroceryJoseph Southwell, M, Head, married, age 34, born Shropshire, employs 1 man; occupation Grocer
    Anne M. Southwell, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Surrey
    Joseph A. Southwell, M, Son, age 1, born Surrey
    Ada M. Davis, F, Sister In Law, single, age 18, born Surrey
    Ebenezer Cooper, M, Serv, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, occupation: grocer's assistant
    Mary I. Turner, F, Serv, single, age 17, born Surrey; occupation: nursemaid

19Town Row ShoeshopAnthony Heaseman, M, Head, married, age 58, born Rotherfield; occupation: master shoemaker
    Elizabeth Heaseman, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Mayfield
    James Heaseman, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: railway porter
    Alfred Heaseman, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Fanny Heaseman, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: servant
    Samuel Heaseman, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Albert Heaseman, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Emily Heaseman, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Joseph Baker, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Surrey; occupation: railway signalman

19Town RowGeorge W. White, M, Head, married, age 43, born Yorkshire; occupation Railway labourer
    Margaret White, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Cheshire
    Grace H. White, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield

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