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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

16LodgeEliza Hammond, F, Head, widowed, age 49, born Essex; occupation: cook
    John Hammond, M, Son, single, age 20, born Lancashire; occupation: groom

16The GroveRobert Melville, M, Head, married, age 40, born Africa; occupation: barrister
    Agnes Melville, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Devon
    Elizabeth P.F. Melville, F, Daughter, age 9, born Middlesex
    Robert G. Melville, M, Son, age 8, born Middlesex
    Michael C.H. Melville, M, Son, age 7, born Middlesex
    John Melville, M, Son, age 5, born Middlesex
    William W. Melville, M, Son, age 4, born Hartfield
    Arthur C. Melville, M, Son, age 2, born Middlesex
    Agnes H. Melville, F, Daughter, age 1, born Middlesex
    Alexander N. Melville, M, Son, age 2 m, born Middlesex
    Mary E. Day, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Isle of Wight; occupation: school teacher
    Frances Fletcher, F, Servant, married, age 40, born Middlesex; occupation: nurse
    Harriett Fanford, F, Servant, single, age 37, born Devon; occupation: cook
    Emily Suell, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation Nurse
    Blanch Wood, F, Servant, single, age 31, born Suffolk; occupation Maid
    Sarah A. Ashton, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Cheshire; occupation nurse
    Elizabeth J. Rawden, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Devon; occupation Nurse
    Elizabeth Wesding, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Maresfield; occupation Maid

16Holly HillBernard Hale, M, Head, married, age 76, born Canada, employs 8 men and 2 boys; occupation Magistrate and Farmer
    Charlotte C. Hale, F, Wife, married, age 75, born London
    Ann Brook, F, Servant, single, age 74, born Mayfield; occupation: maid
    Jane Molyineux, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: housemaid
    Mary Ann Weller, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: maid
    Alfred Martin, M, Servant, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: footman

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