The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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

3High StreetLewis Edwards, M, Head, married, age 37, born Oswestry, Shropshire; occupation: builder employing 18 men
    Elizabth. Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Eccleshall, York; occupation: wife of builder
    Hannah P. Edwards, F, Daughter, age 8, born Salford, Lancashire; occupation: scholar
    Edward L. Edwards, M, Nephew, single, age 21, born Wrexham, Denbigh, Wales; occupation: carpenter

3High StreetJabez Drawbridge, M, Head, married, age 34, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Sarah Drawbridge, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Etchingham, Sussex
    John Drawbridge, M, Son, age 12, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Emily Drawbridge, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Drawbridge, M, Son, age 8, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Caroline Drawbridge, F, Daughter, age 6, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Drawbridge, F, Daughter, age 6 m, born Hawkhurst, Kent

3High StreetJohn Thompson, M, Head, married, age 32, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: under gardener (domestic)
    Emily Thompson, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: wife
    William J. Thompson, M, Son, age 2, born Sandhurst, Kent
    Fredk. J. Thompson, M, Son, age 1, born Sandhurst, Kent

3High StreetHenry Gallop, M, Head, married, age 31, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Marian Gallop, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of farm labourer
    William Gallop, M, Son, age 10, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Edwd. Gallop, M, Son, age 9, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Mary Ann Gallop, F, Daughter, age 6, born Salehurst, Sussex
    George Gallop, M, Son, age 4, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Eliza Gallop, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Charles Gallop, M, Son, age 7 m, born Hawkhurst, Kent

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