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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

17The MoorWilliam Southern, M, Head, married, age 60, born Streatham, Surrey; occupation: farmer of 6 acres employing 1 labourer
    Sarah Southern, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Eliza Southern, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Sarah Southern, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    William Southern, M, Son, single, age 18, born Hawkhurst, Kent

17Back RoadJohn Port, M, Head, married, age 66, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Mary Ann Port, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of labourer

17Back RoadWilliam Relf, M, Head, married, age 31, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: plumber, painter and glazier
    Sarah Relf, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: wife of plummer painter and glazier
    Annie Relf, F, Daughter, age 7, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Relf, F, Daughter, age 3, born Hawkhurst, Kent

17Back RoadCharles Styles, M, Head, married, age 24, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: blacksmith
    Elizabeth Styles, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of blacksmith
    Charles Styles, M, Son, age 6 m, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: son of blacksmith

17Back RoadEdwin Tanner, M, Head, widowed, age 30, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: master painter employing 2 men with partner

17Back RoadDavid Ball, M, Head, married, age 38, born Chippenham, Wiltshire; occupation: manager of gas works
    Emma Ball, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Malmesbury, Wiltshire
    Minnie Ball, F, Daughter, age 5, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Charles Ball, M, Son, age 2, born Hawkhurst, Kent

17Back RoadSamuel Vousden, M, Head, married, age 55, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: garden labourer
    Frances Vousden, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Frank Vousden, M, Son, single, age 18, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: bricklayers labourer
    George Vousden, M, Son, single, age 16, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: agricultural labourer

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