The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Wadhurst Census
That part of Wadhurst Parish that includes Railway Station, Riverhall, Frankham and Faircrouch
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
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  
Sheet    Place    Census entry

1Little DurgatesHenry B. Langmore, M, Head, married, age 61, born London
    Jane P. Langmore, F, Wife, married, age 53, born London
    Lilian E.C. Langmore, F, Daughter, age 15, born Edenbridge; occupation: scholar
    Grace R. Langmore, F, Daughter, age 12, born Edenbridge; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Dyke, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Wiltshire; occupation: parlour maid
    Alice Bosworth, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Leicestershire, occupation: housemaid
    Emma Love, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Hampshire; occupation: cook

1Little Durgates CottageGeorge Smith, M, Head, married, age 31, born Wadhurst; occupation: carman
    Bertha A. Smith, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Wadhurst
    Joseph G. Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Wadhurst
    John A. Smith, M, Son, age 5, born Wadhurst
    Bertha A. Smith, F, Daughter, age 3, born Wadhurst
    Fanny Smith, F, Daughter, age 8 m, born Wadhurst

1BellmontWilliam R. White, M, Head, married, age 31, born Kent; occupation Physician and Surgeon
    Mary C. White, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Yorkshire
    Mary Civil, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Hampshire, occupation: domestic servant
    Edith Dibden, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Hampshire; occupation: domestic servant
    Annie Ratson, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Wadhurst; occupation Domestic servant
    John C.F. Richards, M, Step Son, age 2, born Cornwall

1Bellmont CottageWilliam Best, M, Head, married, age 41, born Brighton; occupation: gardener and groom
    Eliza Best, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Tunbridge Wells
    Caroline Best, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholar
    William Best, M, Son, age 7, born Speldhurst; occupation: scholar
    Emily Best, F, Daughter, age 3, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Best, F, Daughter, age 1, born Wadhurst

The Weald is at  Database version 14.0 which has ongoing updates to the 393,490 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,308 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 248 books loaded in the previous version

British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

of the