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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

11The HornesWilliam Lowder, M, Head, married, age 29, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Jane Lowder, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: wife of farm labourer
    Fred Lowder, M, Son, age 4, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Kate Page, F, Visitor, age 15, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: nurse girl

11The HornesJames Willard, M, Head, married, age 58, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: game keeper
    Hannah Willard, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Ellen Reynolds, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: gen servant

11The HornesFredk. Willard, M, Head, married, age 36, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer
    Eliza Willard, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Fredk. Willard, M, Son, single, age 12, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar

11The HornesStephen Bovis, M, Head, married, age 65, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Elizabeth Bovis, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Sarah Bovis, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: laundress

11The HornesJohn Sawyer, M, Head, married, age 65, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: carter
    Eliza Sawyer, F, Wife, married, age 66, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of carter

11The HornesHy. Edwards, M, Head, married, age 30, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Ann Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: wife of farm labourer

11Hornes Hill Kent BridgeRobert Willard, M, Head, widowed, age 74, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: Carter
    Mary Sawyer, F, Daughter, widowed, age 47, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper (domestic)
    Thos. J. Sawyer, M, Grandson, single, age 14, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener

11Hornes Hill Kent BridgeFrancis Campany, M, Head, married, age 64, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: under gamekeeper
    Harriet Campany, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: wife of under gamekeeper
    Walter Campany, M, Son, single, age 21, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: son of under gamekeeper

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