The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
South of Crowborough including Hurtis Hill, Slaugham Gill, Stone Cross, Adams Farm, Alfris Farm, Sweethams, Welshes and Foordbrook Farm
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

5Rocks CottageWilliam Wickens, M, Head, married, age 57, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Jane Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Rotherfield
    Alfred Wickens, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Walter Wickens, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Esther Wickens, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    George Wickens, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar

5Rocks CottageWilliam T.Field Buss, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Ann Buss, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Buxted
    Isabell Field Buss, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Ada Field Buss, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield
    Frances A.Field Buss, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born Rotherfield

5PickpaleGeorge Brooman, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Phoebe Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Rotherfield
    Thomas F. Brooman, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    James E. Brooman, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield
    Stephen Brooman, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield
    Elizabeth Field, F, Step Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield

5Burnt Oak SmithyGeorge Homewood, M, Head, single, age 56, born Rotherfield, employs 2 men; occupation: master smith
    Susanah Sands, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 47, born Rotherfield; occupation: housekeeper
    James Sands, M, Boarder, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Gideon Avis, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: journeyman smith

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