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

26Prospect House, Cock MountBenjamin Wickens, M, Head, married, age 46, born Rotherfield; occupation Farmer
    Harriett Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Wadhurst
    Benjamin Wickens, M, Son, single, age 18, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourer
    Selina Wickens, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Wadhurst
    Anne Wickens, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield
    George Wickens, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    Rhoda Wickens, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar

26Jarvis BrookAthalstan Avery, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Charlotte Avery, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Rotherfield
    Jesse A. Avery, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield

26Jarvis BrookHenry Neville, M, Head, married, age 42, born Hampshire; occupation: farm labourer
    Eunice A. Neville, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield
    Ann E. Neville, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield
    George W. Neville, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar

26Jarvis Brook Smithy [The Forge, Mount Pleasant]Thomas Fenner, M, Head, widowed, age 64, born Rotherfield; occupation: master blacksmith
    James Fenner, M, Son, single, age 38, born Rotherfield; occupation: blacksmith
    Ruth Fenner, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield
    Frank Fenner, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield

26Jarvis BrookThomas Hobbs, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Barbara Hobbs, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Rotherfield
    Alfred Hobbs, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Henry Hobbs, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Jane Hobbs, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar

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