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

11CottageJames Cooper, M, Head, married, age 32, born East Grinstead, occupation: farm servant
    Emily Cooper, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Dartford, Kent
    Grace Cooper, F, Daughter, age 6 w, born Ashurstwood
    Mary Cooper, F, Mother, widowed, age 72, born Hartfield

11CottageEliza Huggett, F, Head, widowed, age 72, born Hartfield
    Elizabeth Sargeant, F, Lodger, single, age 16, born East Grinstead

11Epps CottageFredrick Foster, M, Head, married, age 42, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Eliza Foster, F, Wife, married, age 41, born East Grinstead
    Kate Foster, F, Daughter, age 13, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Emily Foster, F, Daughter, age 8, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholar
    Selina Foster, F, Daughter, age 3, born East Grinstead

11Epps CottageThomas Skinner, M, Head, married, age 34, born East Grinstead; occupation Labourer
    Jane Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 26, born East Grinstead
    Louisa Jane Skinner, F, Daughter, age 5, born East Grinstead
    Flora Ellen Skinner, F, Daughter, age 1, born East Grinstead

11Epps CottageHenry Backhurst, M, Head, married, age 39, born Surrey, occupation: coachman
    Rose Backhurst, F, Wife, married, age 37, born London
    Rose Backhurst, F, Daughter, age 14, born Worthing, occupation: scholar
    Flora Backhurst, F, Daughter, age 11, born Maresfield, occupation: scholar
    Percy Backhurst, M, Son, age 10, born Brighton, occupation: scholar
    William Backhurst, M, Son, age 8, born East Grinstead, occupation: scholar
    Frank Backhurst, M, Son, age 4, born East Grinstead, occupation: scholar
    Herbert Backhurst, M, Son, age 2, born East Grinstead
    Nicholas Backhurst, M, Son, age 4 m, born East Grinstead

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