The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
South East of Crowborough including Chapel Green, Black Nest, Coldharbour, Jarvis Brook and Crowborough Station Railway Hotel
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

1Chapel GreenHenry Gretton, M, Head, married, age 41, born Leicestershire; occupation: vicar of All Saints
    Mary Gretton, F, Wife, married, age 43, born London
    Richard Henry Gretton, M, Son, age 6, born China; occupation: scholar
    John Russel Gretton, M, Son, age 5, born Frant; occupation: scholar
    Alfred William Gretton, M, Son, age 3, born Frant
    Arthur Cecil Gretton, M, Son, age 2, born Frant
    Ellen Mary Gretton, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Crowborough
    Sarah Miles, F, Serv, single, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation: nurse
    Mary Ann Sales, F, Serv, single, age 19, born Frant; occupation: cook

1Chapel Green InnRichard Edwards, M, Head, married, age 52, born Hartfield; occupation: licensed victualler
    Maria Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Hartfield
    Arthur Geo. Edwards, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriet A. Edwards, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Hartfield; occupation: barmaid
    Lettia E. Edwards, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Cowden; occupation: barmaid

1Chapel GreenGeorge Latter, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Latter, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield
    George Latter, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield

1Chapel GreenJames Beard, M, Head, married, age 25, born Withyham, occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth Jane Beard, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Hampshire

1Chapel Green GroceryThomas Edwin Turk, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, employs 3 men; occupation: grocer and draper
    Harriet Turk, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Rotherfield
    Mary Turk, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    William C. Turk, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Rhoda Rolf, F, Serv, age 19, born Eastbourne; occupation: domestic servant
    James Myared, M, Serv, single, age 20, born Essex; occupation: warehouseman
    Charles Hide, M, Apprentice, single, age 13, born Surrey; occupation: grocer's apprentice

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