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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

32Church HousesWilliam G. Vorrall, M, Head, married, age 33, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Elizth. C. Vorrall, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Nutfield, Surrey; occupation: wife of gardener
    Elizth. C. Vorrall, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent

32Church HousesHarriet Pilbeam, F, Head, widowed, age 71, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: Unemployed

32Church HousesHenry Henty, M, Head, married, age 45, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: night assistant at P.O. and fish hawker
    Harriet Henty, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Sedlescomb, Sussex
    Eve S. Henty, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Willm. H.G. Henty, M, Son, age 2, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Minnie R. Henty, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Henry Henty, M, Father, widowed, age 70, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: formerly cordwainer
    Edward Henty, M, Nephew, age 8, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

32Church HousesElizth. Hemmings, F, Head, widowed, age 81, born Mereworth, Kent; occupation: laundress
    George Hemmings, M, Boarder, single, age 51, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: garden workman

32Church HousesThomas Friend, M, Head, married, age 59, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: bricklayer
    Fanny Friend, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Alick E. Friend, M, Son, single, age 15, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: pupil teacher
    Edw. E. Friend, M, Son, single, age 13, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

32Church HousesGeorge Channing, M, Head, married, age 44, born West Wickham, Kent; occupation: head gardener
    Louisa Channing, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Brinnington, Derby
    Ernest Channing, M, Son, age 9, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    William Channing, M, Son, age 6, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Florence Channing, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Edwin Channing, M, Son, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent

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