The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1861 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG9/574: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 9
Part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at Paines Corner to Waters Hill Keeping the road to Walters Brick Kiln and Gravel Hill, leaving Mr Barclays to the left, taking Castle hill, Ragged bog[?], Stone, Stone Mill and Pinehurst including Reynolds, Steep, Inchreed and Sparrows. Keeping the Boundary of the Parish to Brickbarn then Keep the Road to Ford Brook, Sand Hill, Jarvis Brook and Paine's Corner.
Enumerator: William Burgess.
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

2LimlyHenry Hopperton, M, Head, married, age 60, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: farmer of 160 acres employing 3 labourers and 3 boys
    Eliza Hopperton, F, Wife, married, age 55, born East Peckham, Kent
    Jonathan Bentlett, M, Son-in-law, age 15, born East Peckham, Kent
    Katharine Wheatly, F, Servant, widowed, age 30, born Ireland; occupation: domestic servant

2DewlandsThomas Rogers, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 23 acres
    Mary Ann Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Waldron, Sussex
    John Edward Rogers, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Sarah Ann Rogers, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Frances Flora Rogers, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    James Reynard Rogers, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex

2Little EaseFrederick Simmonds, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Simmonds, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Plumpton, Sussex
    Henry Simmonds, M, Son, age 10, born Chailey, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Luke Simmonds, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Alice Simmonds, F, Daughter, age 10m, born Rotherfield, Sussex

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