The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Frant Census
Broadwater Down (West)
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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

610 Broadwater DownThomas F. Gibson, M, Head, married, age 78, born London; occupation: farmer and land owner
    Eliza Gibson, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Essex
    Louisa Johnston, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Kent; occupation: parlour maid
    Rebecca Rouse, F, Servant, widowed, age 60, born Middlesex; occupation Cook
    Annie Smith, F, Servant, single, age 36, born Yorkshire; occupation: housemaid
    Mary J. Willis, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Kent; occupation Kitchenmaid

610 Broadwater LodgeWilliam Cheek, M, Head, married, age 47, born Isle of Wight, occupation: gardener
    Ann Cheek, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Isle of Wight
    Georgina Underwood, F, Neice, age 10, born Isle of Wight; occupation Scholar

610 Broadwater StablesWilliam Pidgion, M, Head, married, age 53, born Warwickshire; occupation Coachman
    Eliza Pidgion, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Lambeth

611 Broadwater DownMaria Bretherton, F, Head, widowed, age 39, born Lambeth, occupation: console
    Gertrude G. Bretherton, F, Daughter, age 11, born Lambeth, occupation: scholar
    Edward G. Bretherton, M, Son, age 8, born Lambeth, occupation: scholar
    Annie D. Bretherton, F, Daughter, age 3, born Lambeth
    Christiana Playfoot, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Wadhurst; occupation Cook
    Emily H. Norman, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Frant; occupation Nurse
    Ann Spring, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Surrey; occupation Housemaid
    Ada Harwood, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Croydon; occupation: nurse

612 Broadwater DownHerbert Dalton, M, Head, married, age 59, born Surrey
    Sarah Dalton, F, Wife, married, age 60, born London
    Catherine Gunnell, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: cook
    Emily Staples, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Surrey; occupation Housemaid
    Eliza Batcock, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Cowden, occupation: parlourmaid
    Esther Busdy, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Oxfordshire, occupation: maid

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