The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG12/782: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 7
Enumerator: Mr William Thomas Field Buss
Being that part commencing at Coldharbour keeping the Road to the Sheeplain and Cookscorner, Crowboro Cross and Coldharbour. Contents comprising Beacon Hill, The Observatory, Red Cross Inn, Wind mill House, Mr Mackintosh's, Mr Dents, South View and Crowboro Common
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

10Malden Cottage, No 1George Baldwin, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: butcher's assistant
    Sarah E Baldwin, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Waldron, Sussex
    Annie Baldwin, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Amelia Baldwin, F, Daughter, age 7, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ada Baldwin, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    William Baldwin, M, Son, age 2, born Withyham, Sussex
    Alice Mary Baldwin, F, Daughter, age 1, born Withyham, Sussex

10Malden Cottage, No 2Mary Peerless, F, Head, widowed, age 69, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: living on own means

10Alma LodgeWilliam Down, M, Head, married, age 74, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: living on own means
    Patrice Down, F, Wife, married, age 76, born Brenchley, Kent

10Rose CottageMark Mepham, M, Head, married, age 63, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: miller
    Fanny Mepham, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Sedlescombe, Sussex
    Frances Lucy Mepham, F, Daughter, age 32, born Bishopstone, Sussex

10HarecombeJoseph Wickens, M, Head, married, age 73, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farmer
    Phebe Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    William Wickens, M, Son, single, age 35, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Carpenter and Joiner
    Emily Wickens, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Seamstress
    William George Wickens, M, Grandson, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex

10EnfieldRosa Spry Court, F, Head, single, age 33, born Little Buckhill, Buckinghamshire; occupation: teacher
    Sophia Court, F, Sister, single, age 12, born Widdington, Essex; occupation: scholar
    Grace Mildred Burt, F, Boarder, age 29, born Birmingham, Warwickshire, occupation: teacher of music
    Edith Lizzie Fermor, F, Servant, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant

10HarecombeEdward S Ainger, M, Head, widowed, age 58, born Greenwich, Kent; occupation: clergy in holy orders
    Isabel Ainger, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Ascot, Berkshire; occupation: scholar
    Thomas Edward Ainger, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Louise G Coweston, F, Servant, widowed, age 32, born Binbey, Hertfordshire; occupation: housekeeper
    Louise Mary Coweston, F, Brother, age 7, born Hammersmith, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Saurner, F, Servant, single, age 50, born Sutton, Isle Of Ely, Cambridgeshire; occupation: general labourer

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