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1881 Hawkhurst Census
Reference RG 11/939: Hawkhurst Enumeration District No 9; District: Cranbrook Union; Enumerator: G. Morris
Hawkhurst, part of: Mother Church, St Lawrence Ecclesiastical Parish, Ecclesiastical Parish of Flimwell St Augustines
All that part of the Parish of Hawkhurst that lies to the West of the road leading from Highgate to the Church to the boundaries of the Parish at Kent Ditch including the Hornes, Elm Hill, Delmonden and that part of the Parish that lies to the South of the Road leading from Flimwell to Highgate including that part in the County of Sussex
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

1High GateGeorge T. Adams, M, Head, married, age 72, born Appledore, Kent; occupation: draper and grocer
    Lucy Adams, F, Wife, married, age 73, born Cowfold, Sussex
    Thos. Walter, M, single, age 26, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: assistant draper and grocer
    Josiah E. Carter, M, single, age 17, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: assistant draper and grocer
    Abby Weddle, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: general servant

1High GateJames Reeves, M, Head, widowed, age 53, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: shoe manufacturer employing 12 men, 2 women and 2 boys
    Matilda N. Reeves, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    George Reeves, M, Son, age 12, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edward Reeves, M, Son, age 10, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jane Pilbeam, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Housekeeper (Domestic)
    Mary Minnie Mills, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: general servant

1Fair ViewJohn James, M, Head, married, age 62, born Shulheath, Hampshire; occupation: gardener
    Ann James, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Chilcombe, Hampshire; occupation: gardener's wife
    John James, M, Son, widowed, age 37, born Fareham, Hampshire; occupation: schoolmaster (unemployed)
    William James, M, Son, single, age 23, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: bootmaker
    John H. James, M, Grandson, age 8, born Micheldever, Hampshire; occupation: scholar
    Grace Emma James, F, Granddaughter, age 6, born Micheldever, Hampshire; occupation: scholar
    William J.K. James, M, Grandson, age 3, born Sidcup, Kent

1Chapel HouseWilliam Bishop, M, Head, widowed, age 63, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: coachman (domestic)
    Maria Bishop, F, Daughter, single, age 33, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeper (domestic)

1High GateHarriet Durrant, F, Head, widowed, age 72, born Brixton, Surrey
    Harrt. A. Durrant, F, Daughter, single, age 35, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: schoolmistress
    William Durrant, M, Brother-in-law, married, age 78, born Hawkhurst, Kent

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