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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

23Motts MillJames Bassett, M, Head, married, age 64, born Rotherfield; occupation: gardener
    Mary Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Frant
    Jane Bassett, F, Daughter, age 5, born Withyham

23Motts MillJohn Heath, M, Head, married, age 65, born Withyham; occupation: gardener
    Catherine Heath, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Buxted
    James Heath, M, Son, single, age 31, born Withyham; occupation: thatcher
    Sarah J. Bishop, F, Neice, single, age 29, born Buxted; occupation: servant

23Motts MillWilliam Kimber, M, Head, widowed, age 66, born Cowden; occupation: retired farmer
    Phebe Fermor, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Rotherfield; occupation: housekeeper
    Phebe Fermor, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Rotherfield; occupation: housekeeper

23Motts MillThos. Avis, M, Head, married, age 46, born Withyham; occupation: carpenter
    Ann Avis, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Withyham
    Eliza Avis, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Withyham
    Alfred Avis, M, Son, single, age 19, born Withyham; occupation: carpenter
    Ernest Bassett, M, Nephew, age 8, born Withyham

23Motts MillJoseph Fermor, M, Head, single, age 50, born Withyham; occupation: sawyer

23Motts MillCharles Fermor, M, Head, married, age 54, born Withyham; occupation: sawyer
    Ellen Fermor, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Withyham
    Frederick Fermor, M, Son, single, age 20, born Withyham
    James Fermor, M, Son, single, age 18, born Withyham
    Henry Fermor, M, Son, single, age 15, born Withyham
    Emma Fermor, F, Daughter, age 6, born Withyham; occupation: scholar
    John Fermor, M, Son, age 3, born Withyham

23Motts MillThomas Fermor, M, Head, single, age 41, born Withyham; occupation: sawyer

23Motts MillAlfred Butcher, M, Head, married, age 39, born Withyham, occupation: farm labourer
    Lucy Butcher, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Rotherfield
    Alfred Butcher, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hartfield, occupation: labourer
    Eliza Butcher, F, Daughter, age 12, born East Grinstead, occupation: scholar
    Frank Butcher, M, Son, age 10, born Chalvington, occupation: scholar
    Rose Butcher, F, Daughter, age 7, born Beddingham, occupation: scholar
    James Butcher, M, Son, age 2, born Withyham
    Lucy Butcher, F, Daughter, age 6 m, born Withyham
    Mary Stevens, F, Stepdaughter, age 4, born Withyham

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