The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1861 Frant Census
Reference RG9/573: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 8
Hawkenbury District
All that part of the parish of Frant which is situate in the County of Kent and known as Hawkenbury comprising that part of the parish situate on the North side of the stream running from Palmers Bridge through Whortlebury Farm to Watermans, Strawberry Gardens taking in Waterman's Cottage and Youngs Cottage on the Railway Tunnel from there to the Spring head of the stream on Home Farm following that stream to the Boundary of the Parish.
Enumerator: Stephen Williams.
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

124, Spring RoadMercy Young, F, Head, widowed, age 72, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation: midwife
    George Fever, M, Boarder, single, age 36, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

125, Spring RoadJohn Wicker, M, Head, married, age 36, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: railway labourer
    Sarah Wicker, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Frant, Sussex
    John W Wicker, M, Son, single, age 15, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Esther Wicker, F, Daughter, age 12, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Edmund Wicker, M, Son, age 7, born Frant, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Kate Wicker, F, Daughter, age 5, born Frant, Kent; occupation: scholar

126, Spring RoadWilliam Harmer, M, Head, married, age 52, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: bird dealer
    Sarah Harmer, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Caple, Kent
    Matilda Harmer, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Frant, Kent; occupation: servant
    John Harmer, M, Son, age 14, born Frant, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Joseph Harmer, M, Son, age 9, born Frant, Kent; occupation: scholar

12Burtons CottageStephen Burton, M, Head, married, age 28, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Rhoda Burton, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Hellingly, Sussex
    William Burton, M, Son, age 4, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Sarah A R Burton, F, Daughter, age 4m, born Tunbridge, Kent

12Palmers FarmThomas Austen, M, Head, married, age 65, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer of 180 acres employing 4 labourers
    Thomas Austen, M, Son, single, age 24, born Frant, Kent; occupation: farmer's son
    Kate Austen, F, Niece, single, age 30, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    James Clout, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: carter's mate
    James Clout, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: carter's mate
    James Clout, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: carter's mate
    James Clout, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: carter's mate

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