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

12WelshwoodFrank Chewter, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield; occupation: railway labourer
    Louisa Chewter, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield
    Fredd Chewter, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield
    Mary Chewter, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield
    Emma Chewter, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield
    George Chewter, M, Grand Father, married, age 73, born Rotherfield; occupation: former farm labourer
    Sarah Chewter, F, Grand Mother, married, age 71, born Rotherfield

12WelshwoodJesse John Knight, M, Head, married, age 30, born Wadhurst; occupation: farmer
    Jane G. Knight, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Rotherfield
    Emily J. Knight, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield
    George J. Knight, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield
    Mary A. Knight, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield
    Selina H. Knight, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born Rotherfield
    Anne Chewter, F, Serv, single, age 19, born Frant; occupation: domestic servant

12Railway CottagesGeorge Payne, M, Head, married, age 41, born East Grinstead; occupation: railway labourer
    Elizabeth Payne, F, Wife, married, age 31, born East Grinstead
    Agnes P. Payne, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Sarah E. Payne, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    George W. Payne, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield
    George Parker, M, Lodger, single, age 29, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourer

12Railway CottagesIsaiah Russell, M, Head, married, age 28, born Buxted; occupation Master wheelwright
    Rhoda Russell, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Rotherfield
    Alice A. Russell, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield
    Frederick A. Russell, M, Son, age 4 m, born Rotherfield

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