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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

19Back RoadCaleb Relf, M, Head, married, age 39, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: bricklayer
    Frances Relf, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of bricklayer
    Frances H. Relf, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frank Relf, M, Son, age 7, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Elizth. Clara Relf, F, Daughter, age 5, born Hawkhurst, Kent

19Back RoadRichd. Huggins, M, Head, married, age 63, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Mary Huggins, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of labourer
    Harry Huggins, M, Son, single, age 16, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    George Going, M, Lodger, single, age 60, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

19Back RoadJohn Yorke, M, Head, married, age 60, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Ann Yorke, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Salehurst, Sussex
    Sarah A. Saunders, F, Granddaughter, single, age 10, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Walter Hazleden, M, Lodger, single, age 24, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: brewery labourer

19Back RoadJohn Marchant, M, Head, married, age 29, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: journeyman blacksmith
    Harriet Marchant, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of journeyman blacksmith
    Fredk Marchant, M, Son, age 7, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edward Marchant, M, Son, age 4, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Kate Marchant, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Charles Marchant, M, Son, age 3 m, born Hawkhurst, Kent

19Albion CottageEbenezer Comfort, M, Head, married, age 64, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: retired wheelwright ...
    Hannah Comfort, F, Wife, married, age 72, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Esther Comfort, F, Sister, single, age 75, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: boarder

19Albion HouseAlfred G. Ganhill, M, Head, single, age 25, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: tailor master employing 1 man

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