The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Otford, Kent Census
That part of the village of Otford that includes the Railway Station, Brickfield Cottages and Otford Street
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

3Castle Farm CottageJesse Bloomfield, M, Head, married, age 38, born Kemsing, Kent, occupation: groom and gardener
    Harriett Bloomfield, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Elmstead, Kent
    Benares Bloomfield, M, Son, age 3, born Otford, Kent
    James Smith, M, Boarder, single, age 19, born London, Middlesex; occupation: groom

3Castle Farm CottageArthur Townsend, M, Head, married, age 51, born Otford, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
    Jane Townsend, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Otford, Kent
    Charlotte Bailey Townsend, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Otford, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Ann Carter, F, Mother, widowed, age 75, born Otford, Kent

3Long LodgeGeorge Smith, M, Head, married, age 36, born Lenham, Kent; occupation: traction engine driver
    Amelia Smith, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Lenham, Kent
    Harry Smith, M, Son, age 12, born Lenham, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Tom Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Lenham, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ernest Hadlow, M, Brother, single, age 16, born Lenham, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

3Barn LodgeRichard Clark, M, Head, single, age 39, born Rochester, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Occupation Farm labourer

3Railway StationGeorge Wells, M, Head, married, age 44, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation Railway platelayer
    Jane Wells, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Yalding, Kent

3Castle Farm CottageWilliam Francis, M, Head, married, age 48, born Otford, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Ann Francis, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Shoreham, Kent
    James Francis, M, Boarder, single, age 19, born Otford, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

3Castle Farm CottageNathaniel Savill, M, Head, married, age 43, born Little Bury Green, Essex; occupation: blacksmith
    Emily Sarah Savill, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Stanstead, Essex
    Albert Savill, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rickling, Essex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harry Savill, M, Son, age 11, born Rickling, Essex; occupation: scholar
    Edith Savill, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rickling, Essex; occupation: scholar
    Alice Rose Savill, F, Daughter, age 5, born Otford, Kent
    Lilly Savill, F, Daughter, age 3, born Otford, Kent
    Florence Savill, F, Daughter, age 2, born Otford, Kent

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