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

8No 11 Prospect Cottages, Ashurst WoodWilliam Lancy, M, Head, married, age 54, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: labourer
    Louisa Lancy, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Forest Row
    Eliza Wood, F, Daughter-in-law, age 13, born Forest Row
    Amy Lancy, F, Daughter, age 6, born Forest Row; occupation: scholar

8No 12 Prospect Cottages, Ashurst WoodGeorge Brown, M, Head, married, age 61, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourer
    Thillis Brown, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Lingfield, Surrey
    Emma Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born East Grinstead; occupation: servant
    Thomas J. Brown, M, Son, single, age 18, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourer
    Ellen Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born East Grinstead; occupation: servant
    Jemima P. Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born East Grinstead; occupation: servant

8No 1 Peartree CottageJohn Miles, M, Head, married, age 65, born Hartfield; occupation: labourer
    Sarah Miles, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Ashurstwood
    Thomas J. Farnes, M, Lodger, single, age 14, born Ashurstwood; occupation: carter boy

8No 2 Peartree CottageAbraham Sargeant, M, Head, married, age 55, born Horley, Surrey; occupation Labourer
    Elizabeth Sargeant, F, Wife, married, age 55, born East Grinstead
    William Sargeant, M, Son, single, age 31, born Worth; occupation Labourer
    Sarah Crowhurst, F, Granddaughter, age 8, born Withyham; occupation: scholar

8Phoenix CottageWilliam Hartfield, M, Head, married, age 24, born East Grinstead; occupation: hoop shaver
    Agnes Hartfield, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Maresfield
    William Hartfield, M, Son, age 5 m, born East Grinstead

8Phoenix CottageMichael Martin, M, Head, married, age 24, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm servant
    Mercy Martin, F, Wife, married, age 33, born East Grinstead
    Ernest Martin, M, Son, age 4, born East Grinstead
    Alice Sewell, F, Daughter-in-law, age 12, born Surrey; occupation: scholar

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