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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

7Station Road Bakers ShopGeorge Payne, M, Head, married, age 28, born Penshurst; occupation: baker
    Emily Payne, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Tunbridge Wells
    Emily Payne, F, Daughter, age 4, born Speldhurst
    Jane Payne, F, Daughter, age 3, born Speldhurst
    Emma Payne, F, Daughter, age 9 m, born Tunbridge Wells

7Station RoadRichard Thorpe, M, Lodger (Head), married, age 53, born Yorkshire; occupation Mason
    Harriette Thorpe, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Suffolk
    James Thorpe, M, Son, single, age 24, born Northumberland; occupation Mason
    Alfred Thorpe, M, Son, age 5, born Northumberland
    Herbert Thorpe, M, Son, age 5, born Northumberland

7Station Road Bakers ShopWilliam Botten, M, Head, married, age 40, born Brenchly, occupation: master baker
    Jane Botten, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Penshurst
    Florence Botten, F, Daughter, age 17, born Tunbridge Wells
    Alice M. Botten, F, Daughter, age 15, born Wadhurst
    William Botten, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Botten, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholar
    Ernest E. Botten, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholar
    Frank Botten, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells
    Bettie L. Botten, F, Daughter, age 7 m, born Withyham

7Station Road Grocers ShopJohn Colgate, M, Head, married, age 30, born Battle, occupation: grocer and draper
    Maria Colgate, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Frant
    Edward Looker, M, Lodger, single, age 17, born Lamberhurst

7Station RoadWilliam Roates, M, Head, married, age 36, born Kent; occupation Carpenter
    Eliza Roates, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Sussex

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