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1881 Hartfield Census
South West of Hartfield including Posingford Farm, Chuck Hatch, Wrens Warren, Newbridge, Thorn Hill, Old Lodge, Ashdown Park, Coleman's Hatch, Hatch Inn, Shepperds and Quabrook
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

1Old Toll Gate HouseWilliam Pankhurst, M, Head, married, age 49, born Withyham; occupation Farm Labourer
    Elisa Ann Pankhurst, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hartfield
    Jane Ann Pankhurst, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells
    William H. Pankhurst, M, Son, age 14, born Hartfield
    Mary Ann Pankhurst, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar
    Charles S. Pankhurst, M, Son, age 11, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar
    Amelia L. Pankhurst, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar
    Horace F. Pankhurst, M, Son, age 5, born Hartfield
    Louisa C. Pankhurst, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hartfield
    Isabella Pankhurst, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born Hartfield

1Possingford FarmEdward Shoebridge, M, Head, married, age 31, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Ellen Shoebridge, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Surrey
    Ellen Shoebridge, F, Daughter, age 6, born Hartfield
    John Shoebridge, M, Son, age 4, born Hartfield
    Laura Shoebridge, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hartfield
    John Shoebridge, M, Grandfather, married, age 77, born Hartfield
    Hester Shoebridge, F, Grandmother, married, age 75, born Hartfield

1Neves FarmJames Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, employs 1 boy; occupation: farmer
    Harriet Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Withyham
    Mary M. Hemsley, F, Niece, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholar
    Samuel Harris, M, Servant, single, age 12, born Pembury; occupation: farm servant

1Buckhurst ParkWilliam Woodrow, M, Head, married, age 52, born Suffolk; occupation Gamekeeper
    Abigail Woodrow, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Sussex
    William R. Woodrow, M, Son, single, age 23, born Sussex; occupation Gardener
    Eliza J. Woodrow, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Sussex
    Arthur F. Woodrow, M, Son, single, age 17, born Sussex
    Mary Ann E. Woodrow, F, Daughter, age 15, born Sussex
    Charles A. Woodrow, M, Grandson, age 9, born Devon
    Alles M. Woodrow, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Sussex

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