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1851 Burwash Census
Reference HO 107/1639: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 1a; Sub-District: Burwash; Enumerator: John Fuller
All that part of the Parish of Burwash comprising Turses, Crowhurst Bridge, the Shrub, part of the Lodge Farm House, the North side of the Turnpike Road leading to the Village of Burwash, the North side of the Village, Brooks Marie, Mottingsden, Fry's, Holtdown and the North side of the Turnpike Road leading from the Village to the Wheel Turnpike Gate and which lies to the South East of Holtdown Lane and the road from thence to Crowhurst Bridge.
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

18Burwash VillageAnthony Buss, M, Head, married, age 34, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Buss, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Burwash, Sussex
    Sarah Sinden, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 75, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: pauper
    Benjamin Pennells, M, Lodger, single, age 50, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer
    Jesse Jenner, M, Lodger, widowed, age 35, born Hamsey, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Esther Jenner, F, Lodger's daughter, single, age 9, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Charles Jenner, M, Lodger's son, single, age 5, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: scholar

18Burwash VillageWilliam Blunden, M, Head, widowed, age 70, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: master hatter, employs no men
    John Blunden, M, Son, single, age 40, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Morris, F, Daughter, married, age 30, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    Henry Morris, M, Son-in-law, married, age 28, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    William Newington, M, Grand-son, single, age 8, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: scholar
    Sarah Morris, F, Grand-daughter, single, age 9M, born Burwash, Sussex

18Burwash VillageStephen R. Mowle, M, Head, married, age 40, born Deal, Kent; occupation: grocer and draper
    Jane Mowle, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Kent; occupation: grocer's wife
    Sarah J. Mowle, F, Daughter, single, age 2, born Burwash, Sussex
    Julia A. Mowle, F, Daughter, single, age 8M, born Burwash, Sussex
    Frances Bates, F, Niece, single, age 9, born Kent; occupation: scholar

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