The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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

11TidebrookJames Napp, M, Head, married, age 43, born Burwash; occupation Engine Driver
    Elizabeth Napp, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Rotherfield
    James T. Napp, M, Son, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation Carter Boy
    George W. Napp, M, Son, age 12, born Brasted; occupation Scholar
    Winifred Napp, F, Dtr, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation Scholar
    William Napp, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Joseph Napp, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield
    William Napp, M, Brother, single, age 37, born Heathfield; occupation Carter

11TidebrookJames Beney, M, Head, married, age 36, born Ewhurst, occupation: gardener
    Hannah Beney, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Ewhurst
    Arthur J. Beney, M, Son, age 16, born Ewhurst, occupation: farm labourer
    Louisa E. Beney, F, Daughter, age 13, born Salehurst, occupation: scholar
    Martha A. Beney, F, Daughter, age 12, born Etchingham, occupation: scholar
    William H. Beney, M, Son, age 10, born Etchingham, occupation: scholar
    Emma J. Beney, F, Daughter, age 9, born Etchingham, occupation: scholar
    Amos Beney, M, Son, age 3, born Wadhurst

11Tidebrook VicarageAlbert J. Roberts, M, Head, widowed, age 53, born London; occupation Vicar Of Tidebrook
    Mary E. Roberts, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Wadhurst
    Ellen C. Roberts, F, Daughter, age 12, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Albert E. Roberts, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Lucy M. Roberts, F, Daughter, age 9, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Ethel E. Roberts, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    George A. Roberts, M, Son, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation Scholar
    Frederick E. L. Roberts, M, Son, age 3, born Wadhurst
    Edmund A. Roberts, M, Son, age 2, born Wadhurst
    Belina B. Roberts, F, Sister, single, age 55, born Middlesex
    Charles Roberts, M, Brother, single, age 60, born Middlesex; occupation Landowner
    Sarah Pont, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Kent; occupation Cook
    Jane Reed, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Sussex; occupation Housemaid
    Fanny Keeley, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Sussex; occupation: housemaid
    Issabella Brydson, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Scotland, occupation: nurse

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