The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG12/782: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 5
Enumerator: Mr Albert Hyder
Being that part commencing at Johnsons Bridge taking the stream to Maynards Gate and Frogshole to the Beeches and Crowborough Cross then to Cooks Corner and Orznash to Boarshead Inn and Johnsons bridge. Contents comprising the Cottages at Pales Gate, Steel Cross House, Poundfield, Charity Farm, Hourne, Steel Cross, Boars Head, Crowboro Cross and Houses on the old Turnpike Road
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

5Crowboro MillSamuel Pratt, M, Head, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: corn miller
    Lois Pratt, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Esther Pratt, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: assists at home
    Joseph Pratt, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: labourer in the mill
    Benj Thos Pratt, M, Son, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: assistant labourer in the mill
    Harriet Pratt, F, Visitor, married, age 45, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Ebenezer Fenner, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

5ClaremontHerbert G Rodgers, M, Head, married, age 26, born Belgrave, Leicestershire; occupation: veterinary surgeon, M.R.C.V.S.
    Ada Lizzie Rodgers, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Belgrave, Leicestershire
    Louisa Janch Hubbard, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Marborough, Leicestershire; occupation: general domestic servant

5Spring VillaJames Paynter, M, Head, married, age 47, born Lyne, Norfolk; occupation Fishmonger
    Mary Ann Paynter, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    William Paynter, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Assistant Fishmonger
    Lizzie Paynter, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Charles Smith, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Old Tye, Kent; occupation: errand boy

5Spring VillaSarah Rose, F, Head, widowed, age 66, born Crawley, Sussex; occupation Living on own means
    George Penticost, M, Boarder, single, age 25, born East Grinstead; occupation Groom

5New RoadWilliam Pratt, M, Head, widowed, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: grocer, baker, coal and wood merchant
    John Pratt, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: assistant
    Louisa Pratt, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    William Pratt, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Hannah Midmore, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 24, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper

5New RoadCharles A Colbran, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: miller
    Annie Colbran, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Annie Colbran, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Samuel Colbran, M, Son, age 7 months, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    George O Muddle, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: butcher's assistant

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