The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1861 Frant Census
Reference RG9/573: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 4
Part of the parish of Frant comprising all the Houses and Cottages lying on the North Eastern side of the South Eastern Railway and the boundary stream of the County running from Mr Lemmons Hanbury Gardens to Palmer's Eridge including Bells Yew, Higham, Little Shoesmith, Bentley Mill, Windbridge Lodge, Bayham, ..., Porters Lodge, Sunningly and Benhall Mill.
Enumerator: Christopher Smith
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

1Frant Railway StationCharles Watson, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rainham, Kent; occupation: station master
    Mary Ann C Watson, F, Wife, married, age 42, born East Farleigh, Kent
    Charles Watson, M, Son, age 6, born Deptford, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Thomas Watson, M, Son, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent

1CourtlodgeJohn William Roper, M, Head, married, age 42, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 600 acres employing 23 men and 8 boys
    Mary Katherine Roper, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Leyton, Essex
    Catherine Frances Roper, F, Daughter, age 6, born Frant, Sussex
    Jessie Roper, F, Daughter, age 4, born Frant, Sussex
    William Roper, M, Son, age 3, born Frant, Sussex
    John Charles Roper, M, Son, age 2, born Frant, Sussex
    Herbert Roper, M, Son, age 9m, born Frant, Sussex
    Jane Barton Doggett, F, Visitor, single, age 50, born Lambeth, Surrey, wife's aunt, no profession
    Elizabeth Jupp, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Dorking, Surrey; occupation: cook
    Sarah Ann Mitchell, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Dorking, Surrey; occupation: nurse
    Eliza Luck, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: nursery maid

1Frant ForestHenry Manktelow, M, Head, married, age 38, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Manktelow, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Brenchley, Kent
    George Margin, M, Nephew, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: nurse child

1Benhall MillHenry Smith, M, Head, married, age 36, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: miller and farmer of 80 acres employing 5 men and 2 boys
    Eleanor Smith, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Wrotham, Kent
    Topsy Smith, F, Daughter, age 6, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Charles Smith, M, Son, age 4, born Frant, Sussex
    Nancy Smith, F, Daughter, age 2, born Frant, Sussex
    Emma Smith, F, Daughter, age 8m, born Frant, Sussex
    John Smith, M, Father, widowed, age 83, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: formerly a farmer
    Winifred Smith, F, Sister, single, age 49, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: maid of all work
    Caleb Molineux, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    John Adams, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Robertsbridge, Sussex; occupation: carter

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