The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
South West of Crowborough including Crowborough Cross Inn, Beacon Observatory, South View and Coldharbour
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

23ColdharbourWilliam Wickens, M, Head, married, age 44, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm Labourer
    Caroline Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Rotherfield
    George Sherbourne, M, Son, age 13, born Uckfield; occupation Scholar
    William Sherbourne, M, Son, age 10, born Uckfield; occupation Scholar
    Susan Sherbourne, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar

23ColdharbourGeorge Mankelow, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer journeyman
    Julia Mankelow, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Rotherfield
    Elizabeth C. Mankelow, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield
    Albert E. Mankelow, M, Son, age 4 m, born Rotherfield

23ColdharbourJohn Novice, M, Head, married, age 73, born Framfield; occupation Stone Sawyer
    Debora Novice, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Rotherfield
    France Histed, F, Grand Daughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: general servant
    Thomas Histed, M, Grandson, single, age 17, born Heathfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Ebenezer Histed, M, Grandson, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth J. Histed, F, Great Grand Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield

23Crowboro CrossCharles Allcorn, M, Head, married, age 52, born Rotherfield, employs 7 laborers and 1 boy; occupation: farmer and wine and spirit merchant
    Amelia Allcorn, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Rotherfield
    Floria Allcorn, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Rotherfield
    Lauria Allcorn, F, Daughter, age 19, born Rotherfield

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