The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Hartfield Census
The Village of Hartfield including Hartfield Rectory, Dorset Arms Inn, Stairs Farm and Oaklea, and West of Hartfield including Cotchford Farm, Landhurst, Gallypot, Cat Street, Fincham, Harts Farm, Quabrook, Netwons Hill, Lines Farm and Hodore Farm
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

21Church LaneGeorge Edwards, M, Head, widowed, age 48, born Hartfield, employs 6 men and 1 boy; occupation: auctioneer and farmer
    Walter G. Edwards, M, Son, single, age 24, born Hartfield
    Agnes E. Edwards, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Withyham
    Adelaide Langridge, F, Visitor, single, age 18, born Sussex
    Caroline Butcher, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Horsted Keynes, occupation: domestic servant

21Church GatesHenry Obbard, M, Head, married, age 51, born Hartfield; occupation: parish clerk
    Jane Obbard, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Dorset

21The Rectory, HartfieldEdward Polehampton, M, Head, married, age 58, born Middlesex; occupation Rector Of Hartfield
    Helena C. Polehampton, F, Wife, married, age 43, born London
    Mary L.C. Polehampton, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar
    Frederick W. Polehampton, M, Son, age 7, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar
    Reginald A. Polehampton, M, Son, age 6, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar
    Mervyn W. Polehampton, M, Son, age 3, born Hartfield
    Elise Franke, F, Governess, single, age 20, born Germany; occupation: governess
    Elizabeth Chautter, F, Servant, married, age 47, born Cranbrook, occupation: cook
    Alice Prickett, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Oxfordshire; occupation Nurse
    Rose Jarvis, F, Servant, single, age 22, born London; occupation: housemaid

21Spring CottageJames Stedman, M, Head, married, age 40, born Horsted Keynes; occupation Farm labourer
    Anne Stedman, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Hartfield
    Elsie E. Stedman, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar
    Maryann Stedman, F, Daughter, age 3, born Chiddingstone
    Arthur Mepham, M, Lodger, single, age 22, born Cowden; occupation: farm labourer

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