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1891 East Grinstead Census
Reference RG12/788: East Grinstead Enumeration District No 1; Sub-District: East Grinstead; Enumerator: H.A. Perkins
Boundary That part of the Town of East Grinstead between the end of the High Street next College Lane and the commencement of Glen Vue
Contents Comprising High Street on both sides, Church Street including the Vicarage and Sackville College, Middle Row, Crown Lane, West Street as far as the Cemetary Gates, Westfield, Highfields, Ship Street as far as Turley Cottage, Queens Road and London Road as far as Placelands.
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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

1066, High StreetWilliam Thomas, M, Head, married, age 71, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farmer and dairyman
    Ellen Thomas, F, Wife, married, age 64, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Elizabeth Tingley, F, Servant, single, age 14, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant

1068, High StreetWilliam Moon, M, Head, widowed, age 73, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: tailor
    John Moon, M, Son, married, age 47, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Sarah E Moon, F, Son's Wife, married, age 48, born Hackney, Middlesex
    Harriett Gosset, F, Wife's mother, widowed, age 84, born Hackney, Middlesex

1072, High StreetMary Lynn, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born Beckley, Sussex; occupation: lodging housekeeprer
    James W Ticehurst, M, Brother, single, age 53, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: retired railway clerk
    Richard Bushell, M, Lodger, widowed, age 84, born Pimlico, London; occupation: retired surgeon
    Hugh Searle Little, M, Lodger, single, age 27, born Farcett, Hampshire; occupation: solicitor
    Kate Coomber, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Charlwood, Surrey; occupation: general domestic servant

1074 & 76, High StreetWilliam Avery, M, Head, married, age 39, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: butcher
    Mary Ann Avery, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Haseley, Oxfordshire
    William J Avery, M, Son, single, age 16, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: butcher's assistant
    Elizabeth G Avery, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Edith M Avery, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Marian Avery, F, Daughter, age 9, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Beatrice Avery, F, Daughter, age 8, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Florence S Avery, F, Daughter, age 5, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    George Avery, M, Son, age 1, born East Grinstead, Sussex

1078, High StreetRichard Marchant, M, Head, married, age 58, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: brewer's traveller
    Philadelphia Cave, F, Boarder, widowed, age 79, born Streat, Sussex
    Anne Pollard, F, Servant, single, age 15, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant
    Isabella Shephard, F, Visitor, widowed, age 58, born Lindfield, Sussex

1080, High StreetHenry T Davison, M, Head, married, age 35, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: dyer and cleaner
    Annie Davison, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: dyer and cleaner's assistant
    Naomi Farncombe, F, Sister, single, age 28, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker's assistant
    Jesse Farncombe, M, Brother, single, age 23, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: journeyman blacksmith

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