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

7Alfris FarmHenry Smith, M, Head, single, age 37, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmer
    Isabella Blunden, F, Aunt, widowed, age 58, born Buxted, occupation: housekeeper
    Fany Smith, F, Neice, single, age 16, born Lewes
    John Guest, M, Servant, single, age 55, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourer

7PerrimonsEdward Goodwin, M, Head, married, age 29, born Penshurst; occupation: farmer
    Elizabeth E. Goodwin, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Brighton
    Melinda J. Goodwin, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hartfield
    George E.D. Goodwin, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield
    Margaret E. Goodwin, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Rotherfield
    Elen Parker, F, Serv, age 14, born Buxted; occupation: domestic servant
    Jesse Brown, M, Serv, single, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm servant

7Brooks CottageGeorge Wigmore, M, Head, married, age 46, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Ann Wigmore, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Wales
    Alice M. Wigmore, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield

7Alice Bright CottageThomas Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield; occupation: thatcher
    Naomi Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Rotherfield
    Kate Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Emma Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Walter T. Dadswell, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Owen Dadswell, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield
    Lewis Dadswell, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield

7SweethawsMr Hemsley, M, Head, age 25
    Mary Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 24
    Henrietta L. Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 2
    Alice Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield

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