The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Mayfield Census
The Village of Mayfield including the Congregational Chapel, North Street, Star Inn, Middle House, High Street, Fletching Street, Rose & Crown and The Convent
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

9Plough Beerhouse, High StreetReuben Wells, M, Head, married, age 32, born Burwash; occupation Beer House Keeper
    Rhoda Wells, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Mayfield
    Joseph Wells, M, Son, age 15, born Mayfield; occupation Scholar
    Harry Wells, M, Son, age 9, born Burwash; occupation Scholar
    Albert Wells, M, Son, age 5, born Burwash; occupation Scholar
    Rhoda Wells, F, Daughter, age 3, born Mayfield; occupation Scholar
    James Morris, M, Visitor, married, age 48, born Hampshire; occupation: bricklayer journeyman
    Mary Morris, F, Visitor, married, age 45, born Hampshire
    John Green, M, Visitor, married, age 30, born Surrey; occupation: railway labourer
    Mary Green, F, Visitor, married, age 30, born Surrey
    John Green, M, Visitor, age 10, born Surrey; occupation: scholar
    Thomas Rhyon, M, Visitor, single, age 62, born Ireland; occupation Farm labourer
    Joseph Johnson, M, Visitor, single, age 18, born Surrey; occupation: farm labourer
    James Smith, M, Visitor, single, age 37, born Hampshire; occupation: farm labourer
    Alfred Earl, M, Visitor, single, age 25, born Hampshire; occupation: brickmaker journeyman
    James Collins, M, Lodger, single, age 16, born Mayfield, occupation: railway labourer

9High Street BakerMary Drury, F, Head, widowed, age 38, born Mayfield, employs 1 boy; occupation: baker
    Mary A. Drury, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hampshire; occupation: scholar
    William J. Drury, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield; occupation: scholar
    Alice Drury, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield; occupation: scholar
    Mary Coomber, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Mayfield, occupation: domestic servant
    Walter Richardson, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Mayfield; occupation Servant
    Martha E. A. Hobbs, F, Servant, single, age 12, born Norfolk; occupation: domestic servant

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