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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

2TheobaldsAmelia Rollings, F, Head, widowed, age 64, born London, Middlesex
    Jane Melsham, F, Servant, single, age 39, born Farnham, Surrey; occupation: ladysmaid
    Emma Melsham, F, Servant, single, age 36, born Farnham, Surrey; occupation: cook (domestic)
    Mary Cole, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Farnham, Surrey; occupation: housemaid
    John Smithard, M, Servant, single, age 34, born Repton, Derby; occupation: butler

2TheobaldsGeorge Smith, M, Head, married, age 42, born Exton, Rutland; occupation: coachman (domestic)
    Kitty Smith, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Northiam, Sussex; occupation: wife of coachman
    Edith M. Smith, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Kate Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ellen B. Smith, F, Daughter, age 7, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William R. Smith, M, Son, age 4, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Annie Smith, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent

2TheobaldsGeorge Jenner, M, Head, married, age 64, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Ann Jenner, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Hastings, Sussex
    Emily Jenner, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Catsfield, Sussex
    Catherine Jenner, F, Granddaughter, single, age 11, born Frittenden, Kent; occupation: scholar

2New LodgeEdward Hardcastle, M, Head, married, age 55, born Camberwell, Surrey; occupation: esquire (J.P.)
    Edna Lucy Hardcastle, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Broughton Manchester; occupation: no occupation

2New LodgeGeorge Blackford, M, Head, married, age 42, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: coachman (domestic)
    Julia E. Blackford, F, Wife, married, age 48, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: wife of coachman
    Julia E. Blackford, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

2High StreetMary Davis, F, Head, widowed, age 55, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: annuitant
    Henry C. Davis, M, Son, single, age 23, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Lilie Davis, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: dressmaker

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