The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 East Grinstead Census
The Western part of East Grinstead Parish that includes Wall Hill, Ashurstwood, Homestall, Hammerwood, Great and Little Surrys, Ashdown House, Pixton and Tablehurst
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

5Winterlane CottageHenry Brooker, M, Head, married, age 65, born East Grinstead; occupation: charcoal burner

5Box FarmJohn Hunt, M, Head, married, age 44, born East Grinstead; occupation: farmer
    Elizabeth Hunt, F, Wife, married, age 46, born East Grinstead
    William Hunt, M, Son, single, age 17, born East Grinstead
    John Hunt, M, Son, single, age 16, born East Grinstead
    Richard Hunt, M, Son, age 12, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar

5Box Farm CottageEdward Hartfield, M, Head, married, age 47, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourer
    Ann Hartfield, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Surrey
    Emma Hubbard, F, Daughter-in-law, single, age 23, born Surrey, handicap: deaf

5Bensleys Cottage, Ashurst WoodHannah Mepham, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born Maresfield
    Sarah Ann Kepham, F, Daughter, single, age 48, born East Grinstead

5Bensleys Cottage, Ashurst WoodAnn Butcher, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born Hartfield

5Bensleys Cottage, Ashurst WoodBenjamin Fodin, M, Head, widowed, age 72, born East Grinstead; occupation: shoe maker

5Bensleys Cottage, Ashurst WoodAnn Huggett, F, Head, married, age 35, born Ashurstwood; occupation: housekeeper
    William Huggett, M, Son, single, age 15, born Ashurstwood; occupation: carter boy
    George Huggett, M, Son, age 10, born Ashurstwood; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Huggett, F, Daughter, age 6, born Ashurstwood; occupation: scholar
    John Huggett, M, Son, age 4, born Ashurstwood; occupation: scholar
    Ellen Huggett, F, Daughter, age 1, born Ashurstwood

5Bensleys Cottage, Ashurst WoodGeorge Budgen, M, Head, single, age 47, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourer
    George Junr Budgen, M, Son, single, age 17, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourer

5No 1 Buck Cottage, Ashurst WoodAlfred Post, M, Head, married, age 23, born East Grinstead; occupation Labourer
    Lucy Post, F, Wife, married, age 30, born East Grinstead

5No 2 Buck Cottage, Ashurst WoodJohn Bridgland, M, Head, married, age 59, born Cowden, Kent, occupation: labourer
    Caroline Bridgland, F, Wife, married, age 49, born East Grinstead

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