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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]
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

13Frant GreenJoseph Gabriel, M, Head, married, age 59, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Gabriel, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Nettlestead, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Elizabeth Gabriel, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: laundress
    John Gabriel, M, Son, single, age 19, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Sarah E Gabriel, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar

13Frant GreenMary A Smart, F, Head, widowed, age 86, born England
    Eilizabeth Waghorn, F, widowed, age 72, born Aldershot, Hampshire; occupation: domestic nurse

13Frant GreenSamuel Parsons, M, Head, married, age 47, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: ostler
    Charlotte Parsons, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Salehurst, Sussex
    Henry Parsons, M, Son, age 13, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    William Parsons, M, Son, age 10, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Benjamin H Parsons, M, Son, age 6, born Frant, Sussex
    Mildred Parsons, F, Daughter, age 9m, born Frant, Sussex

13Frant GreenWilliam Field, M, Head, married, age 67, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: master blacksmith employing 3 men
    Philly Field, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Henry Field, M, Son, widowed, age 40, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: blacksmith's assistant
    Eliza Field, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Frant, Sussex
    Ann Field, F, Sister, single, age 81, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: fundholder

13Frant GreenJohn Peckham, M, Head, married, age 57, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: master wheelwright
    Harriett Peckham, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Withyham, Sussex
    George Peckham, M, Son, single, age 25, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: wheelwright journeyman
    William E Peckham, M, Son, age 15, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ellen K Peckham, F, Daughter, age 13, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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