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

10Rushly FarmMartha Mepham, F, Head, widowed, age 61, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: woman of all work
    Eliza Mepham, F, Daughter, age 21, born Frant, Sussex

10Rushly FarmSarah Ridge, F, Head, widowed, age 76, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: parish relief
    Ann Clark, F, Sister, widowed, age 80, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: parish relief
    Elizabeth Crittle, F, Grand niece, age 15, born Frant, Sussex

10Rushly CottageGeorge Cottingham, M, Head, married, age 50, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Cottingham, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Mayfield, Sussex
    John Cottingham, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Anne Laura Cottingham, F, Daughter, age 2, born Mayfield, Sussex

10Rushly CottageBenjamin Cheesman, M, Head, married, age 30, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Eunice Cheesman, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Frant, Sussex
    Thomas Cheesman, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, Sussex
    George Cheesman, M, Son, age 4m, born Frant, Sussex

10Rushly CottageJacob Manktelow, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

10Rushly CottageJames Avis, M, Head, married, age 32, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Avis, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Cowden, Kent
    William Avis, M, Son, age 7m, born Frant, Sussex

10Bramble Cross CottageHenry G Read, M, Head, married, age 29, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: brewer
    Mary Read, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Frant, Sussex
    Fanny Read, F, Daughter, age 4, born Frant, Sussex
    George Read, M, Son, age 2, born Frant, Sussex
    Ann Read, F, Daughter, age 1m, born Frant, Sussex

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