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

6Great PinehurstHenry Knight, M, Head, married, age 21, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Philadelphia Knight, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Waldron, Sussex

6SteepJohn Crouch, M, Head, married, age 44, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 40 acres
    Elizabeth Crouch, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Framfield, Sussex
    Sarah Crouch, F, Daughter, age 11, born East Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Mary Crouch, F, Daughter, age 9, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Caleb Crouch, M, Son, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

6Steep CottageJames Ralf, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: road labourer
    Ann Ralf, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Sarah Ralf, F, Daughter, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex

6Steep CottageFrances Avery, F, Head, married, age 43, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wife
    Judith Piper Avery, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Athelstan Avery, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    James Pattenden Avery, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex

6Lower SteepJohn Heasman, M, Head, married, age 63, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 42 acres employing 2 labourers and 1 boy
    Maria Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Withyham, Sussex
    Sarah Heasman, F, Sister, single, age 60, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: house servant
    Maria Dicker, F, Granddaughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar; handicap: insane
    James Price, M, Servant, age 13, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    James Relf, M, Servant, single, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

6DurrageWilliam Martin, M, Head, widowed, age 49, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter
    Mary Martin, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    John Martin, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Ann Martin, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    George Martin, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex

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