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

29Black NestJames Goldsmith, M, Head, married, age 40, born Uckfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Sophia Goldsmith, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Rotherfield
    Elizabeth Goldsmith, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield
    Rachel Goldsmith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Samuel Goldsmith, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Lousia Goldsmith, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield

29In ShedJob Collett, M, Head, age 15, occupation: farm labourer

29In BarnWilliam Avery, M, Head, age 50; occupation: farm labourer

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