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

23Back RoadGeorge Cheesman, M, Head, married, age 41, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Mary Ann Cheesman, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    George Cheesman, M, Son, age 15, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: grocery errand boy
    Mary Jane Cheesman, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Cheesman, M, Son, age 10, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Annie Elsey Cheesman, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Charles Cheesman, M, Son, age 6, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frank Cheesman, M, Son, age 3, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Jessie Cheesman, M, Son, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Lydia Cloutt, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 80, born Benenden, Kent
    Charles Cloutt, M, Nephew, single, age 24, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener

23Back RoadGeorge Maskell, M, Head, married, age 51, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: builder employing 6 men
    Martha Maskell, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Tisbury, Wiltshire; occupation: wife of builder
    George Maskell, M, Son, single, age 22, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: bricklayer
    Annie Maskell, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: daughter at home
    Lucy Lambert, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Pevensey, Sussex; occupation: general servant
    John H.R. Kirby, M, Lodger, single, age 31, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: curate of Hawkhurst, B.A.

23Back RoadRobert Tetley, M, Head, married, age 38, born Clun, Shropshire; occupation: gardener
    Sarah Jane Tetley, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: wife of gardener
    Flora Tetley, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent

23Back RoadEdmund Ellis, M, Head, married, age 80, born Borzel, Sussex; occupation: carpenter pensioned off
    Hannah Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 70, born Borzel, Sussex

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