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1881 Wadhurst Census
That part of Wadhurst Parish that includes Best Beech Hill and Tidebrook
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

8Lodge Gate Sandyden Lodge, Mark Cross RoadGeorge E. Virgo, M, Head, married, age 58, born Surrey; occupation Gardener
    Sarah A. Virgo, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Surrey
    Sarah A. Virgo, F, Daughter, age 14, born Lewes; occupation Dressmaker

8Mark Cross, Mark Cross RoadSarah Cole, F, Head, single, age 58, born Groombridge; occupation: housekeeper
    Eliza E. Roberts, F, Boarder, single, age 36, born Gloucestershire; occupation Grocer's and Draper's Assistant

8Mark Cross, Mark Cross RoadJames Wright, M, Head, married, age 47, born Suffolk; occupation Innkeeper
    Sarah Wright, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Cambridgeshire
    Ellen J. Symonds, F, Visitor, single, age 10, born Suffolk
    Mark Streeter, M, Servant, single, age 13, born Mayfield; occupation: general servant

8Earls FarmGeorge Roberts, M, Head, married, age 33, born Warbleton; occupation Farm labourer
    Ellenor Roberts, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Herstmonceux
    Harriett Roberts, F, Daughter, age 10; occupation Scholar
    George Roberts, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield; occupation Scholar
    George Barton, M, Lodger, single, age 26, born Herstmonceux, occupation: farm labourer

8Earls FarmFrancis Parsons, M, Head, married, age 56, born Brede; occupation Farm labourer
    Mary A. Parsons, F, (Wife), married, age 34, born Wadhurst
    Frank W. Parsons, M, Son, age 12, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Ada A. Parsons, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Kate E. Parsons, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Edith H. Parsons, F, Daughter, age 4, born Wadhurst

8Bassetts FarmJoseph Rabson, M, Head, married, age 50, born Mayfield, employs 3 men; occupation Farmer
    Emily Rabson, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Marden
    Kate Packham, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: general servant
    George Bone, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Mayfield, occupation: farm servant
    Henry Evenden, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm servant

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