The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1861 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG9/574: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 8
Part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at Jarvis Brook on to Sandhills by Fordbrook to the Boundary of the Parish at Brick Barn Hill keeping the Boundary of the Parish to the Sheeplain, back to Coldharbour and Jarvis Brook including Walshes, Burnt Oak, Brook House, Sweethaws, Slafin Gill, Moses, Adams, Stone Cross, the Rocks and Highbroom.
Enumerator: George Allcorn.
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

12WalshesFrancis Field Buss, F, Head, widowed, age 57, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 200 acres employing 4 men and 3 boys
    William T F Buss, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son
    Frances F Buss, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    William Homewood, M, Servant, single, age 33, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servant
    William T F Buss, M, Servant, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter's mate

12Blue DoorsFredrich Field Buss, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter
    Sarah F Buss, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Mary A Buss, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Sarah A Buss, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Frances Buss, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Rhoda Buss, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex

12Blue DoorsEliza Martin, F, Head, widowed, age 43, born Ardingly, Sussex; occupation: almswoman
    Agatha M Martin, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ellen Martin, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Emma E Martin, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Sarah A Izzard, F, Granddaughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex

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