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

8SweethawsPhilip Warnett, M, Head, married, age 32; occupation Farm labourer
    Mrs Warnett, F, Wife, age 30

8SweethawsJames Neve, M, Head, married, age 30, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Neve, F, Wife, married, age 29
    James Geo. Neve, M, Son, age 10, born Crowborough; occupation: scholar
    William Neve, M, Son, age 8, born Crowborough; occupation: scholar

8Rose CottageJames Mackellow, M, Head, married, age 56, born Rotherfield; occupation: master mason
    Hannah Mackellow, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Rotherfield
    Sally S. Mackellow, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Rotherfield
    Harriett Mackellow, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Rotherfield
    … Mackellow, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield
    George J. Mackellow, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Flora E. Mackellow, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar

8Sweethaws [Hillside]James Gilbert, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Gilbert, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Rotherfield
    Henry Southan, M, Lodger, single, age 39, born ...; occupation Bricklayer's labourer

8Sweethaws [Ivy Cottage]Harriet Mansen, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born Buxted; occupation: farmer
    William Mansen, M, Son, single, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmer
    Katherine Mansen, F, Daughter, single, age 35, born Rotherfield
    George Stevenson, M, Serv, single, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm servant

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