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1871 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG10/1050: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 4
Part of the Parish of Rotherfield commencing at the Boarshead Inn taking the North West side of the Turnpike Road to Crown turning and boundary of the Parish to Oarsnash and then in a straight line to the Boarshead Inn including Stone House, Renby's, Hamsell Railway Station, Hamsell Hill, Fostle Cottages, Warren, Rocks, Lealands, Hollamby's, Pinstraws, Oarsnash, Motts and Bullfinches
Enumerator: William Elphick.
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

6Cobbarn CottagesThomas Fenner, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Caroline Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Lewis Fenner, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Charles Fenner, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex

6Cobbarn CottagesAlfred Sayers, M, Lodger, single, age 25, born Bangor, Wales; occupation: farm labourer; handicap: blind in one eye
    John Pearless, M, Lodger, single, age 27, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

6Fostle Farm HouseRichard Woodhams, M, Head, married, age 53, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer of 204 acres employing 5 men and 2 boys
    Hannah Woodhams, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer's wife
    Ellen Woodhams, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer's daughter
    Betsy Woodhams, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer's daughter
    William Woodhams, M, Son, single, age 12, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer's son
    Harry Woodhams, M, Son, single, age 9, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farmer's son
    Arthur Woodhams, M, Son, single, age 8, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: farmer's son
    Sarah Weeks, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant
    Albert Piddlesden, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm servant
    David Walter, M, Servant, single, age 48, born Fermoy, Ireland; occupation: farm servant

6Fostle CottagesMoses Knapp, M, Head, married, age 36, born Woodmancote, Sussex; occupation: master blacksmith
    Fanny Knapp, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex
    Wm Hry Knapp, M, Son, age 12, born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex
    George Knapp, M, Son, age 11, born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex
    Frederick Knapp, M, Son, age 9, born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex
    Albert E Knapp, M, Son, age 6, born Albourne, Sussex
    Eleanor Knapp, F, Daughter, age 8m, born East Grinstead, Sussex

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