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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

21The MoorWilliam Austen, M, Head, married, age 44, born Packham, Surrey; occupation: painter and decorator
    Mary Austen, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: formerly machinist
    Charles E. Austen, M, Son, age 3, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Isabel Roberts, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 81, born London, Middlesex; occupation: formerly shoe binder

21The MoorWilliam Ballard, M, Head, married, age 53, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Matilda Ballard, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    George Ballard, M, Son, single, age 21, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Eleanor Ballard, F, Daughter, age 13, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

21The MoorWilliam Chapman, M, Head, married, age 65, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener jobbing
    Caroline Chapman, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: wife of gardener

21The MoorGideon Marchant, M, Head, married, age 47, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: baker
    Fanny Marchant, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of baker
    Alexander Marchant, M, Son, single, age 18, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: pupil teacher
    Ethelred M. Marchant, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Hellen Marchant, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Kate Marchant, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hawkhurst, Kent

21Back RoadWilliam Couchman, M, Head, married, age 39, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: drayman
    Elizabeth Couchman, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    William Couchman, M, Son, age 14, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Martha Couchman, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Couchman, M, Head, married, age 59, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: general labourer (unemployed)
    Anne Jane Couchman, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Vallow, Essex
    Nellie Louisa Couchman, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent

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