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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

20Swan Inn, 4 & 6, London RoadAnne Draper, F, Head, widowed, age 40, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: landlady
    Arthur Draper, M, Son, age 16, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: plumber's apprentice
    Clara Draper, F, Daughter, age 14, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: school monitress
    George Draper, M, Son, age 12, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    William Smith, M, Visitor, single, age 33, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: commercial traveller
    Martha Harris, F, Boarder, age 10, born London, Middlesex
    Richard Harris, M, Boarder, age 6, born London, Middlesex
    Peter Borgaro, M, Boarder, age 12, born Switzerland
    John Post, M, Servant, single, age 44, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: potman
    Lily Isted, F, Servant, single, age 19, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant
    Charles Collins, M, Boarder, single, age 57, born Blackheath, Kent; occupation: horse breaker
    William Knight, M, Boarder, single, age 32, born Ide Hill, Kent; occupation: horse dealer

208 & 10, London RoadAndrew Roberts, M, Head, married, age 29, born Longhlor, Glamorgan, Wales; occupation: boot maker
    Catherine Roberts, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Ayrshire, Scotland
    Ethel M Payne, F, Stepdaughter, single, age 17, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: pupil teacher
    St John Payne, M, Stepson, single, age 14, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: school monitor

2012 & 14, London RoadWilliam Jas Armstrong, M, Head, married, age 35, born Susworth, Lincolnshire; occupation: wine, spirit and beer retailer
    Alice Armstrong, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Chelsea, London
    Charlie J Armstrong, M, Son, age 8, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Edgar W Armstrong, M, Son, age 6, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Alice D Armstrong, F, Daughter, age 4, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Eliza Josslyn, F, Mother in law, widowed, age 60, born Chelsea, London; occupation: living on own means
    Lizzie Josslyn, F, Sister in law, single, age 30, born Chelsea, London

2012a, London RoadHubert A Prosser, M, Head, married, age 23, born Hereford, Herefordshire; occupation: journalist and district reporter
    Edith Prosser, F, Wife, married, age 25, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Edith M Prosser, F, Daughter, age 1, born East Grinstead, Sussex

2016, London RoadGeorge Arnold, M, Head, married, age 52, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: furniture dealer
    Louisa Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Ashurstwood, Sussex
    Ada Arnold, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker
    Emily Arnold, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born East Grinstead, Sussex

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