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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

24Back RoadJane Piper, F, Head, widowed, age 52, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Laundress
    Charles Piper, M, Son, single, age 19, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Baker
    Lily Piper, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar
    Ellen Piper, F, Daughter, age 7, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar

24Back RoadEmily Verrall, F, Head, widowed, age 47, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Charlotte E. Verrall, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: servant
    Sarah Jane Verrall, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Charles John Verrall, M, Son, age 7, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

24Moor TerraceThos. Haines, M, Head, married, age 66, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Mary Ann Haines, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Hawkhurst, Kent

24Moor TerraceJoseph Seymour, M, Head, married, age 51, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Ellen Seymour, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Flimwell, Sussex
    James Seymour, M, Son, age 16, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    William Seymour, M, Son, age 13, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

24Moor TerraceMary Couchman, F, Head, widowed, age 76, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: annuitant
    John Chapman, M, Boarder, widowed, age 70, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: annuitant

24Moor TerraceJesse Vousden, M, Head, married, age 38, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: chimney sweep
    Mary Vousden, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Mary Jane Vousden, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William G. Vousden, M, Son, age 8, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Kate Vousden, F, Daughter, age 6, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice May Vousden, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sydney J. Vousden, M, Son, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent

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