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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

41Burwash VillageJohn Lidbetter, M, Head, married, age 40, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: sweet seller
    Martha Lidbetter, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Framfield, Sussex
    Richard Atwood, M, Lodger, single, age 46, born Wartling, Sussex; occupation: clockmaker journeyman
    Thomas Cook, M, Lodger, single, age 45, born Wiltshire; occupation: cordwainer

41Burwash VillageJohn Jarratt, M, Head, married, age 50, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer
    Anna Jarratt, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Burwash, Sussex
    Matilda Jarratt, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Servant, out of place
    Reuben Jarratt, M, Son, single, age 15, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer
    Jesse Jarratt, M, Son, single, age 13, born Burwash, Sussex
    Thomas Jarratt, M, Son, single, age 9, born Burwash, Sussex

41Burwash VillageWilliam Thompson, M, Head, married, age 77, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Builder and ironmonger, employs 2 men and 1 boy
    Elizabeth Thompson, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Lambeth, London
    Frances Thompson, F, Daughter, single, age 33, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Housekeeper
    Eliza L. Thompson, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Burwash, Sussex
    Hellen C. Thompson, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Burwash, Sussex
    Elizabeth N. Thompson, F, Grand-daughter, single, age 8, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Mary N. Thompson, F, Grand-daughter, single, age 8, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: Scholar

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