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1851 Burwash Census
Reference HO 107/1639: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 1c; Sub-District: Burwash; Enumerator: Thomas Vigor
All that part of the Parish of Burwash which lies to the East and South comprising Willards Hill Farm, Ludpit, Fontridge, Quarters, Perrymans Farm, Dudwell and Park Mills, the Park, Forge, Perch Hill and all the South side of the said branch of the River Rother to Willingford Lane and the extremity of the Parish on the South side (including Hutchings, Fishers, Daws, Brickhouse and Bowmans Farms).
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

11Perch HillThomas Woodhams, M, Head, widowed, age 60, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: Farmer, 152 acres, employing 3 labourers
    Jesse Woodhams, M, Visitor, widowed, age 64, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: Grocer; handicap: deaf
    Elizabeth Woodhams, F, Grand-daughter, single, age 10, born Peasmarsh, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Mary Leaves, F, Servant, single, age 64, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: house servant
    Edward Goldsmith, M, Servant, single, age 40, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: farm servant
    James Morris, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm servant
    Stephen Fuller, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm servant

11Willingford CottageHenry Kemp, M, Head, married, age 62, born Brightling, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Lucy Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Hannah Geer, F, Wife's daughter, single, age 20, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: labourer's daughter
    Harriot Geer, F, Wife's granddaughter, single, age 4, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: at home
    James Geer, M, Wife's grandson, single, age 2, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: at home

11High Wood CottageJames Relf, M, Head, married, age 26, born Brightling, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeper
    Mary Relf, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Dallington, Sussex
    Harriot Relf, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: at home
    James Relf, M, Son, single, age 2, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: at home
    Mary Relf, F, Daughter, single, age 6M, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: at home
    Jane Guest, F, Visitor, single, age 12, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughter

11Forge CottageWilliam Barden, M, Head, married, age 88, born Mountfield, Sussex, occupation: farm labourer
    Harriot Barden, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Hooe, Sussex

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