The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Penshurst, Kent Census
That part of the Parish of Penshurst that includes Smarts Hill, Saint Hill, Chafford Park and Walters Green
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

16NewhouseElizabeth C. Lee, F, Head, widowed, age 49, born Bradford, York; occupation: annuitant
    E. Maria Lee, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Exeter, Devon
    Emily Scott, F, Servant, married, age 47, born Norwich, Norfolk; occupation: housekeeper
    Ann Avis, F, Servant, single, age 37, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: cook
    Emma Harris, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: housemaid

16Tubs Hole CottagesWilliam Holden, M, Head, married, age 37, born Albourne, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Eliza Holden, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Eliza Holden, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: employed at paper mill
    Alice Holden, F, Daughter, age 8, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Florence Holden, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    George Thos. Holden, M, Son, age 11 m, born Penshurst, Kent

16Tubs Hole CottagesGeorge Childs, M, Head, married, age 40, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriet Childs, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    Emma Childs, F, Daughter, age 13, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George Childs, M, Son, age 10, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edwin Childs, M, Son, age 7, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William J. Childs, M, Son, age 5, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Florence E. Childs, F, Daughter, age 2, born Penshurst, Kent

16Keepers House, WhitepostJohn May, M, Head, married, age 65, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: gamekeeper
    Sophia May, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    Walter May, M, Son, single, age 17, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: gamekeeper
    Ada May, F, Daughter, age 7, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: scholar

16Bottlehouse CottageJesse Goodacre, M, Head, married, age 65, born Wimswold, Leicester; occupation: retired coachman
    Anne Goodacre, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Goodwood Chichester, Sussex

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