The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Goudhurst Census
Reference RG 11/939: Goudhurst Enumeration District No 3; District: Cranbrook Union; Enumerator: John Thurgood
Goudhurst part of: Mother Church St Mary Ecclesiastical Parish
All that part of the parish of Goudhurst comprised within the 4 Town Gates (recently removed) formerly known as the East, South, West and North gates together with the houses lying on either side of the road from Clay Hill to Risebridge, Bluecoat Lane, and Hope Mill.
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

143 West House CottagesJohn Bouks, M, Head, married, age 48, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer; handicap: Deaf
    Elizabeth Bouks, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Kate Bouks, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Caroline Rubridge, F, Lodger, married, age 32, born Goudhurst, Kent

14West RoadJames Johnson, M, Head, married, age 36, born Ninfield, Sussex; occupation: saddle and harness maker
    Frances N. Johnson, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Lenham, Kent
    Harry Johnson, M, Son, age 4, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Sydney J. Johnson, M, Son, age 2, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Hammond Johnson, M, Son, age 1, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Frances Harrington, F, Wife's mother, widowed, age 68, born Willsborough, Kent

14West RoadThomas Allwork, M, Head, married, age 62, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: grocer and draper
    Jane Allwork, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Lewes, Sussex
    John T. Allwork, M, Son, single, age 20, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: grocer's son
    Charles B. Allwork, M, Son, age 17, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: grocer's son
    Earnest V. Smith, M, Apprentice, age 16, born Basingham; occupation: grocer's apprentice

14West RoadHoratio Prickett, M, Head, married, age 33, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: watchmaker and jeweller
    Ellen H. Prickett, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Stockwell, Sussex
    Sydney A.A. Prickett, M, Son, age 11, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    Cordelia E.E. Prickett, F, Daughter, age 9, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Llewellyn T. Prickett, M, Son, age 3, born Goudhurst, Kent

14Paines FollyJames Braybon, M, Head, married, age 43, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: sweet shop and farm labourer

14North RoadEdwin Ashwood, M, Head, married, age 53, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: weelwright
    Jane Ashwood, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Goudhurst, Kent

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