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1861 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG9/574: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 1
Part of the Parish of Rotherfield which lies South of the Road leading from the Village of Rotherfield to Butchers Cross as far as the boundary of the Parish then continuing the boundary to Mark Cross and then thence by the High Road to the Kings Arms Inn in the Village taking all the Houses within that circle.
Enumerator: Alfred Crittall
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

14TownrowJohn Achurst, M, Head, married, age 56, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: almsman
    Mary Ann Achurst, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Mary Achurst, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

14TownrowAlfred Bridger, M, Head, widowed, age 45, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Philip Bridger, M, Son, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    George Bridger, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

14TownrowJohn Skeers, M, Head, married, age 79, born Ebony, Kent; occupation: almsman
    Mary Ann Skeers, F, Wife, married, age 83, born Willesborough, Kent
    John Skeers, M, Son, single, age 39, born Ebony, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

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