The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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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

14Ashdown ParkJohn Buckman, M, Head, married, age 77, born Hartfield, occupation: labourer
    Ann Buckman, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Hartfield
    Harriett Barley, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 73, born Maresfield
    Arthur A. Pearce, M, Boarder, age 1; occupation Groom

14Ashdown ParkWilliam Hook, M, Head, married, age 56, born Mayfield; occupation: labourer
    Julia Hook, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Framfield

14Ashdown ParkThomas C. Thompson, M, Head, married, age 60, born Northumberland; occupation Member of Parliament
    Marriana Thompson, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Lancashire
    Charles L.P. Robinson, M, Nephew, single, age 29, born Yorkshire
    John O Conner Power, M, Visitor, single, age 35, born Ireland; occupation Member of Parliament
    Henry Holmes, M, Servant, single, age 40, born Staffordshire; occupation: butler
    Emmau Jeale, F, Servant, widowed, age 45, born Kent; occupation: cook
    Frank Allen, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Ticehurst; occupation: footman
    Elizabeth Bowman, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Burwash, occupation: maid
    Alice May, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: housemaid
    Elizabeth A. Robson, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Northumberland; occupation Housemaid

14Ashdown ForestEliza Welfare, F, Head, widowed, age 58, born Lingfield
    Ellen E. Welfare, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Hartfield; occupation School Governess
    Alice M. Welfare, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar

14Ashdown ForestRobert Wood, M, Head, married, age 25, born Maresfield; occupation Farmer
    Mary Wood, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Buxted
    Harriett Wood, F, Daughter, age 4, born Maresfield
    Ann Wood, F, Daughter, age 2, born Maresfield

14The RidgeCharles H. Simmonds, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield; occupation Gardener
    Sophia E. Simmonds, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Hartfield
    Maryann R. Simmonds, F, Daughter, age 8, born Speldhurst; occupation Scholar
    Charles S. Simmonds, M, Son, age 4, born Hartfield; occupation Scholar
    Lily P. Simmonds, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hartfield
    Mary B. Simmonds, F, Mother, widowed, age 77, born Mayfield

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