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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

30The MoorJohn Message, M, Head, widowed, age 67, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: builder
    Ellen Cooper, F, Daughter, married, age 39, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeper (domestic)
    Charles Message, M, Son, single, age 37, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Edwd. Message, M, Son, single, age 35, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Albt. Cooper, M, Son-in-law, married, age 37, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: draper
    Minnie Cooper, F, Granddaughter, single, age 18 m, born Hawkhurst, Kent

30The MoorJames Message, M, Head, married, age 59, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: joiner
    Emma Message, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Hollington, Sussex
    Fanny Message, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: dress maker

30The MoorGeorge Potter, M, Head, married, age 33, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sarah A. Potter, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    George A. Potter, M, Son, age 10, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Earnest Thos. Potter, M, Son, age 6, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Arthur R. Potter, M, Son, age 3, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Frank Potter, M, Son, age 7 m, born Hawkhurst, Kent

30The MoorGeorge Piper, M, Head, married, age 29, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Bricklayer
    Olive Piper, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Wife of bricklayer
    Annie Piper, F, Daughter, age 5, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar
    George A. Piper, M, Son, age 3, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    William A. Piper, M, Son, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    William Piper, M, Brother, age 24, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Gardener

30The MoorJohn Harmer, M, Head, married, age 56, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: plumber
    Ann Harmer, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    George Carley, M, Visitor, married, age 51, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: out of business
    Edwin Mercer, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Stoke, Kent; occupation: Grocers assistant

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