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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
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

9TapsellsJames Attwood, M, Head, widowed, age 43, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourer
    James Attwood, M, Son, single, age 20, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourer
    Emily Attwood, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Wadhurst
    Mary Ann Attwood, F, Sister, single, age 45, born Wadhurst; occupation housekeeper

9Bopeep FarmAlfred Baldwin, M, Head, married, age 25, born Southborough, employs 1 man; occupation: farmer
    Ellen C. Baldwin, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Salehurst
    Ellen Baldwin, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born Wadhurst
    Joseph Sutton, M, Boarder, single, age 22, born Derbyshire; occupation Carpenter

9Bopeep FarmWilliam Morton, M, Lodger (Head), married, age 31; occupation: stone cutter
    Emma Morton, F, Wife Lodger, married, age 30
    Earnest Morton, M, Son Lodger, age 13 m, born Staffordshire

9Faircrouch Road CottagesCharlotte T. Cormack, F, Head, widowed, age 41, born Essex, occupation: laundress
    Charlotte T. Cormack, F, Daughter, age 11, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholar
    Alice Mary Cormack, F, Daughter, age 9, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholar
    Louisa Cormack, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholar
    John Bryant, M, Boarder, single, age 50; occupation: labourer

9Faircrouch Road CottagesWilliam Foard, M, Head, married, age 63, born Mayfield; occupation: labourer
    Anne Foard, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Mayfield, handicap: deaf
    Mary Ann Palmer, F, Granddaughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar

9Faircrouch Road CottagesJames Styles, M, Head, married, age 32, born Wadhurst; occupation Carrier
    Ellen Styles, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Wadhurst
    James Styles, M, Son, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Ellen Styles, F, Daughter, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Lawrence Styles, M, Son, age 2, born Wadhurst

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