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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

31The LymesHenry S. Swiney, M, Head, married, age 35, born Cheltenham, Gloucester; occupation: late captain 69 Regiment now captain militia West Kent
    Agnes Laura Swiney, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Stanmore, Middlesex; occupation: wife to above
    Mildred L. Swiney, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Hilda Swiney, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Laura Hayward, F, Servant, single, age 39, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: nurse (domestic)
    Elizth. Everett, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Ousden, Suffolk; occupation: cook (domestic)
    Sarah Busbridge, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: parlourmaid
    Annie E. Byford, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Newbury, Berkshire; occupation: housemaid

31Kent HouseCharles Stapley, M, Head, married, age 49, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: plumber and decorator employing 2 men
    Margaret Stapley, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Old Romney, Kent; occupation: wife of plumber
    Ernest Stapley, M, Son, single, age 16, born Wimbledon, Surrey; occupation: writer and decorator
    William H. Stapley, M, Son, single, age 3, born Southboro, Kent
    William Bingham, M, Apprentice, single, age 18, born Great Chart, Kent; occupation: writer and decorator
    Mary A. Dumbrell, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: nurse girl

31Church CottagesFredk. Piper, M, Head, married, age 38, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Builder employing 22 men and 1 boy
    Mary Ann Piper, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Fazeley, Stafford; occupation: Wife
    William H. Piper, M, Son, single, age 13, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar
    Alice J. Piper, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar
    Albert E. Piper, M, Son, age 6, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Scholar
    Edwin Piper, M, Son, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Sarah Piper, F, Mother, widowed, age 76, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: Mother
    Ellen Francis, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: general servant

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