The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Mayfield Census
Reference RG12/783: District: Uckfield; Sub-District: Rotherfield; Enumeration District: No 16
Enumerator: Mr C. B. Foard
Boundary Being that part commencing at Cinders Hill Farm to Goffs and Tidebrook following the Parish boundary to Mark Cross taking the Road to Stile House then taking the houses both sides of the road to Lake Street keeping the Old Turnpike Road to the Furnace House through the Vicarage Wood to Pococks then keep the road to Cinder Hill.
Contents Comprising all the Cottages at Colkins Mill, also Pennybridge, Coldharbour, Little Trodgers, Renhurst, Highfields, Mousehall Farm and Mill, Stone House and the Priests House at Holy Trinity Orphanage.
The Whole in the Parliamentary Division of Rye.
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

5Lake StreetGeorge Cosham, M, Head, married, age 56, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriet Cosham, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Benjamin Cosham, M, Son, single, age 16, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Frederick Cosham, M, Son, age 18, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ernest Cosham, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar

5Lake StreetWilliam Wells, M, Head, married, age 56, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Timber Sawyer
    Hannah Wells, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Heathfield, Sussex
    James Wells, M, Son, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Timber Sawyer
    Albert Wells, M, Son, age 12, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Carter's Mate
    George Wells, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Aaron Wells, M, Son, age 3, born Mayfield, Sussex

5Lake StreetDavid Frost, M, Head, widowed, age 81, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Farm Labourer
    Carolina Frost, F, Daughter, single, age 44, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Dressmaker

5Lake StreetMary J Clarke, M, Head, widowed, age 41, born Heathfield, Sussex
    George Clarke, M, Son, single, age 19, born Heathfield, Sussex, occupation: carter
    Job Clarke, M, Son, single, age 17, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: carter
    William Clarke, M, Son, age 11, born Arlington, Sussex, occupation: scholar
    Sofey Clarke, F, Daughter, age 7, born Arlington, Sussex, occupation: scholar, handicap: infirmity from birth
    Ede K Clarke, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Adelaide Clarke, F, Daughter, age 2, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Thomas Clarke, M, Visitor, single, age 33, born Chailey, Sussex, occupation: farm labourer

5Lake StreetHarriett Stevens, F, Head, married, age 61, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Charwoman
    Eliza Stevens, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation General Domestic Servant

5Lake Street FarmJames Guest, M, Head, married, age 71, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer
    Esther Guest, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Brenchley, Kent
    Ruth Guest, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker's apprentice
    Sarah E Guest, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: milliner's apprentice
    Martha H Guest, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Thomas G. Dadswell, M, Boarder, single, age 17, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: carter
    Esther Baldock, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex, occupation: carter

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