The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1851 Ticehurst Census
Reference HO 107/1639: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 2b; Sub-District: Ticehurst; Enumerator: Henry Overy
All that part of the Parish of Ticehurst which lies South and East of the Turnpike Road leading from the corner shop in the Village (in the occupation of Stephen Sawyer) to Hawkhurst to the boundary of the Flimwell Ecclesiastical District at the well of the aforesaid Old Cottage and to the West of the aforesaid boundary to the top of Borzell Hill where the parishes of Ticehurst and Etchingham unite, and to the Southern extremity of the parish to Wards Brook and to the East of the Turnpike Road from Wards Brook to the aforesaid corner shop in the Village (including Pashley House, Gibsread and Singehurst 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

4Duke of York InnThomas Winch, M, Head, married, age 60, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Innkeeper
    Deborah Winch, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Thomas Leany, M, Lodger, widowed, age 54, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Claudius Oliver, M, Lodger, widowed, age 40, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Ballard, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: house servant

4TicehurstJoseph Petitt, M, Head, married, age 50, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Grocer, employing 3 people
    Mary K. Petitt, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Withyham, Sussex
    Charles M. Petitt, M, Son, single, age 15, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Grocer
    Clara A. Petitt, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Susan J. Petitt, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Philip K. Petitt, M, Son, single, age 8, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Joseph W. Petitt, M, Son, single, age 6, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Henry Saunders, M, Assistant, single, age 23, born Worth, Sussex
    George Hames, M, Assistant, single, age 20, born Fulham, London
    George Gibbons, M, Assistant, single, age 17, born Oxfordshire
    Harriet Standen, F, Visitor, single, age 26, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    Rebecca Akehurst, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: house servant
    Jane Giles, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: house servant
    William R. Saunders, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: warehouse boy

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