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

14Royal Oak, Bells Yew GreenThomas Batchelor, M, Head, married, age 50, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: brewer and farmer of 43 acres employing 7 men
    Philledelphia Batchelor, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Frant, Sussex
    Agnes Beale, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: house servant
    Obed Latter, M, Servant, widowed, age 64, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: brewer's labourer

14Grubbed PlotsChristopher Smith, M, Head, married, age 35, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: miller
    Laura Smith, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Etchingham, Sussex
    Alfred E Smith, M, Son, age 3, born Frant, Sussex
    Sophia A Eastwood, F, Niece, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: visitor

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