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

11Blue DoorsMoses Hook, M, Head, married, age 29, born Brightling; occupation: farm labourer
    Frances Hook, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Rotherfield
    Frederick T. Hook, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield
    Mollie Hook, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield

11Blue DoorsThomas Field, M, Head, married, age 62, born Heathfield, employs 2 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmer
    Frances Field, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Heathfield, handicap: imbecile

11WelshesSarah Field, F, Head, widowed, age 52, born Rotherfield, employs 5 men; occupation: farmer
    Sarah A. Field, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Rotherfield; occupation: domestic servant
    Thomas J. Field, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm servant
    Frederick Field, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm servant
    Albert Preebess, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation Carter

11WelshesAmos Patchett, M, Head, married, age 66, born Lincolnshire; occupation Farmer
    Ann Patchett, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Lincolnshire
    Joseph Lilley, M, Step Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: coachman
    Elizabeth Patchett, F, [Grand]daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar

11Stone CrossHenry Turner, M, Head, widow, age 55, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmer
    Selena Knight, F, Housekeeper, single, age 55, born Rotherfield; occupation: housekeeper

11LeaguesCharles Oliver, M, Head, married, age 35, born Ticehurst; occupation: farmer
    Sarah Oliver, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Crowborough
    Walter Oliver, M, Son, age 10, born Crowborough; occupation: scholar
    Bertha S. Oliver, F, Daughter, age 7, born Crowborough; occupation: scholar

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