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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

34The MoorHenry Relf, M, Head, married, age 41, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: painter
    Diana Relf, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Tisbury, Wiltshire; occupation: wife of painter

34The MoorSarah Gregson, F, Head, single, age 91, born Brightling, Sussex; occupation: householder int of money
    Caroline Gregson, F, Grandniece, single, age 32, born Rochford, Essex; occupation: interest of money and governess
    Jane Croucher, F, Servant, widowed, age 60, born Marazion, Cornwall; occupation: cook (domestic)
    Caroline Puxted, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: housemaid

34The MoorThomas Vidler, M, Head, married, age 55, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Farm labourer
    Harriet Vidler, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Stephen Vidler, M, Son, single, age 31, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: Farm labourer

34CockshotJohn Lowder, M, Head, married, age 45, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Jane G. Lowder, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: wife of labourer
    George Lowder, M, Son, single, age 13, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: son of labourer
    Kate Lowder, F, Daughter, age 7, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Henry Tree, M, Lodger, single, age 74, born Beckley, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

34CockshotAlbert A. Godfrey, M, Head, married, age 30, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Susannah Godfrey, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: wife and housekeeper
    Ernest A. Godfrey, M, Son, age 6, born Headcorn, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Fredk. N. Godfrey, M, Son, age 8 m, born Salehurst, Sussex

34CockshotSaml. Ed. Marchant, M, Head, married, age 29, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: sawyer
    Ellen Marchant, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: wife
    George E. Marchant, M, Son, age 5, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Samuel E. Marchant, M, Son, age 3, born Hawkhurst, Kent
    Edith E. Marchant, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hawkhurst, Kent

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