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

18Crowborough Railway StationEli Hollingdale, M, Head, married, age 34, born Wivelsfield; occupation: railway station master
    Mary Hollingdale, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Cheshire
    Harold John Hollingdale, M, Son, age 5, born Bosham; occupation: scholar

18Crowborough Railway Near The StationElizabeth Huggett, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Rotherfield
    Naomi Huggett, F, Grand Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield
    John W. Newnham, M, Lodger, single, age 17, born West Hoathly; occupation: railway booking clerk

18Crowborough Railway Near The StationJohn Booker, M, Head, single, age 28, born Buxted, occupation: master grocer and draper

18Crowborough Railway Near The StationEdmond Whitewood, M, Lodgers Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Sally Whitewood, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Buxted
    John Whitewood, M, Son, age 5, born Cowden; occupation Scholar
    Emily Whitewood, F, Daughter, age 8, born Brede; occupation Scholar
    Frances Whitewood, F, Daughter, age 6, born Cowden; occupation Scholar
    Harriet Whitewood, F, Daughter, age 3, born Penshurst
    Rhoda Whitewood, F, Daughter, age 7 m, born Penshurst

18Crowborough Railway Near The StationWilliam Fuller, M, Head, married, age 36, born Lamberhurst; occupation: farmer
    Mary Fuller, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Frittenden
    William E. Fuller, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Ebenezer Fuller, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield
    Joseph T. Fuller, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield
    John Croucher, M, Father In Law, widowed, age 70, born Frittenden; occupation: farmer

18Crowborough Railway Near The StationElizabeth Hoath, F, Head, widowed, age 76, born Waldron

18Jarvis BrookJames Harman, M, Head, married, age 64, born Rotherfield; occupation: master bricklayer
    Mary Ann Harman, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Withyham
    Frederick G. Harman, M, Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer journeyman
    George Barns, M, Grandson, single, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer

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