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1881 Withyham Census
North East of Withyham including Groombridge, Glenandred, Leywoods, Motts Mill, Penns Rocks, Sherlocks Farm, Alksford Farm, Hendal Farm and Hunts Farm
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

6Coverly RoadJesse Geer, M, Head, married, age 36, born Waldron; occupation: butcher
    Ann Geer, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Wrotham
    Louisa Geer, F, Daughter, age 10, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    Alice Geer, F, Daughter, age 9, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    Mary Ellen Geer, F, Daughter, age 7, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    James W. Geer, M, Son, age 5, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    Richard J. Geer, M, Son, age 3, born Withyham
    Frank Geer, M, Son, age 1, born Withyham

6Coverly RoadGeorge Ovenden, M, Head, widowed, age 67, born Penshurst; occupation Carpenter
    George Ovenden, M, Son, married, age 41, born Penshurst; occupation Carpenter
    Emma Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 34, born London
    Bethel Ovenden, M, Son, single, age 32, born Penshurst, unemployed; occupation Saddler
    Joseph Ovenden, M, Grandson, age 4 m, born Withyham

6Coverly Villa School HouseFanny M. Bocking, F, Head, single, age 34, born Hartfield, occupation: principal school governess
    Bertha Bocking, F, Sister, single, age 22, born Hartfield
    Sevestina Arachtinge, F, Boarder, single, age 21; occupation french teacher
    Johanne T. Sands, F, Boarder, single, age 16, born Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Eleaner Comber, F, Boarder, single, age 11, born Cowden, occupation: scholar
    Kate Ashby, F, Boarder, age 11, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    Florence Forden, F, Boarder, age 8, born London; occupation: scholar
    Mary J. Gale, F, General Servant, single, age 20, born Middlesex
    Alice Rogers, F, Servant, age 14, born Withyham; occupation: general servant

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