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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

25Back RoadDavid Roberson, M, Head, married, age 54, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: Farm labourer
    Sarah Roberson, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Cranbrook, Kent
    William Roberson, M, Son, single, age 16, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Bricklayer's labourer
    Rosa Roberson, F, Daughter, age 13, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar
    Thomas Roberson, M, Son, age 10, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar
    Frank Roberson, M, Son, age 8, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar

25Front RoadWilliam Smith, M, Head, married, age 51, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: boot maker
    Sarah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Sandhurst, Kent
    Arthur Smith, M, Son, single, age 21, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: painter

25Front RoadGeorge Charlton, M, Head, married, age 33, born Shepton, Somerset; occupation: gas works labourer
    Emma Charlton, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Shepton, Somerset
    Albert Charlton, M, Son, age 12, born Shepton, Somerset; occupation: scholar
    Ann Charlton, F, Daughter, age 10, born Shepton, Somerset; occupation: scholar
    Charles Charlton, M, Son, age 8, born Shepton, Somerset; occupation: scholar
    Lily Charlton, F, Daughter, age 5, born Shepton, Somerset; occupation: scholar
    Emma Charlton, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Edith Charlton, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hawkhurst, Kent

25Front RoadJames Coley, M, Head, married, age 27, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah Coley, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Richard Coley, M, Son, age 1 m, born Hawkhurst, Kent

25Front RoadEdward Watts, M, Head, married, age 55, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Watts, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Frittenden, Kent; occupation: wife of labourer
    Amelia P. Watts, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Albert Watts, M, Son, age 9, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

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