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

15High Street Draper and GrocerHenry Holder, M, Head, married, age 31, born Mayfield, employs 1 man and 2 boys; occupation: master draper and grocer
    Susan J. Holder, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Gloucestershire
    Benjamin O. Holder, M, Brother, single, age 23, born Mayfield; occupation: draper's and grocer's apprentice
    Edmund R. Christor, M, Shopman, age 16, born Mayfield, occupation: draper's and grocer's apprentice
    James Guest, M, Shopman, age 13, born Mayfield; occupation: draper's and grocer's apprentice
    Elizabeth Medhurst, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Mayfield; occupation: domestic servant

15High StreetGeorge Bean, M, Head, married, age 59, born Mayfield, occupation: master cordwainer
    Ann Bean, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Wadhurst

15High Street CordwainerJohn Rowe, M, Head, married, age 44, born Durham; occupation Carpenter
    Ruth Rowe, F, Wife, married, age 37
    Annie Burfield, F, Servant, single, age 15, born West grinstead, occupation: domestic servant
    Elizabeth Dale, F, Lodger, single, age 64, born Battle; occupation: dressmaker

15Sunny BankDonald Barclay, M, Head, married, age 78, born London; occupation Magistrate and Annuitant
    Eleanor Barclay, F, Wife, married, age 74, born Mayfield
    Jane Richardson, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Mayfield; occupation Cook
    Elizabeth Stedman, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Salehurst; occupation Housemaid

15Sunny BankJohn Foard, M, Head, married, age 62, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Frances Foard, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Mayfield
    Thomas Foard, M, Son, single, age 22, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourer
    Henry Foard, M, Son, single, age 16, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourer

15Sunny BankJohn Pettit, M, Head, married, age 75, born Heathfield; occupation Farm labourer
    Mary Pettit, F, Wife, married, age 72, born Mayfield; occupation Laundress

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