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

14St ElliottsAngelo Galley, M, Head, married, age 51, born Great Leighs, Essex; occupation: farmer
    Caroline Galley, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Kensington, London
    Edith Mary Galley, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: assists in home
    Henry Galley, M, Nephew, single, age 15, born Hackney, London; occupation: farm servant

14St ElliottsWilliam Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: shoemaker
    Elizabeth Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Mary Ann Dadswell, F, Mother, widowed, age 66, born Rotherfield, Sussex

14Luxford FarmSamuel Welfare, M, Head, widowed, age 60, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Farmer
    Jane Dana Welfare, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Samuel Geo Welfare, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Hannah Welfare, F, Daughter, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Sybil Welfare, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    James Hemsley, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servant

14Steel CrossCharles Weston, M, Head, married, age 64, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Farmer
    Philadelphia Weston, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Lamberhurst, Sussex
    Julia Mackellow, F, Daughter, married, age 33, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: post office attendan
    Thomas Mackellow, M, Son-in-law, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    Mahalath Mackellow, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Ella Julia Mackellow, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Henry Lucas, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: farm servant

14Steel CrossHenry Baker, M, Head, married, age 32, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriett Baker, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Ruth Baker, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Harry Baker, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Harriet Baker, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex

14School HouseJane Fleet, F, Head, single, age 36, born St Pancras, London; occupation: certificated teacher of elementary school
    Elizabeth Fanny Fleet, F, Sister, single, age 33, born St Pancras, London; occupation: certificated teacher of elementary school

14Steel CrossAmos Bailey, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourer
    Sarah Jane Bailey, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Wells, Somerset

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