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1861 Frant Census
Reference RG9/573: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 1
Part of the Parish of Frant comprising all the Houses in and about [unreadable] Village, Frant Street and Frant Green including the Rectory, the [unreadable] Arms, Saxonbury Lodge, Shernfold Park and Gardens, and the [unreadable] on the Bells Yew Green Road, as bounding Houses.
Enumerator: Richard [unreadable]
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  • 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

10The RectoryHenry Thompson, Bart., M, Head, married, age 64, born Gosport, Hampshire; occupation: rector of Frant
    William Pranswick, M, Servant, married, age 60, born York, Yorkshire; occupation: butler
    Sarah Brock, F, Servant, single, age 60, born Titchfield, Hampshire; occupation: housekeeper
    Esther Arnold, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: kitchen maid

10Abergavenny ArmsWilliam Hyland, M, Head, married, age 41, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: innkeeper
    Ann Hyland, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Salehurst, Sussex
    Eugenia M Hyland, F, Daughter, age 3, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Parsons, F, Niece, single, age 16, born Salehurst, Sussex
    Harriett Whichcote, F, Visitor, married, age 67, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: fundholder
    Margaret Eliz Hilton, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Hackney, Middlesex; occupation: lady's maid
    Esther Card, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: general servant
    Edward Millham, M, Boarder, single, age 22, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: carpenter's assistant

10Swiss CottageWilliam Grinham, M, Head, married, age 29, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: master shoemaker
    Margearet Grinham, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Mersham, Kent
    Williaam C Grinham, M, Son, age 2, born Frant, Sussex
    Mary A Grinham, F, Daughter, age 2m, born Frant, Sussex
    Thomas Homewood, M, Visitor, married, age 34, born Frant, Sussex
    Mary A Homewood, F, Visitor, married, age 32, born Mersham, Kent

10No. 1, Park ViewGeorge Sales, M, Head, married, age 31, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: carpenter journeyman
    Elizabeth Sales, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Mayfield, Sussex
    George Sales, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, Sussex

10No. 2, Park ViewWilliam Rogers, M, Head, married, age 67, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: master cordwainer
    Sophia Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Mercy Rogers, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Edwin T Rogers, M, Son, age 14, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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