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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

55113, West StreetSarah Purcey, F, Head, married, age 46, born Staplefield, Sussex
    Sidney Purcey, M, Son, age 16, born Lambeth, Surrey; occupation: carpenter's apprentice
    Mary A Wells, F, Mother, widowed, age 72, born Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; occupation: living on own means
    Edward J Funnell, M, Boarder, single, age 17, born Redhill, Surrey; occupation: telegraphist

55115, West StreetHenry Parker, M, Head, married, age 69, born Ropsley, Lincolnshire; occupation: journeyman carpenter
    Rhoda Parker, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Dedham, Suffolk
    William Hunt, M, Lodger, single, age 27, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Henry Southern, M, Lodger, age 19, born Hertfordshire; occupation: journeyman plimber

55117, West StreetGeorge Wickenden, M, Head, married, age 61, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: Gardener
    Mary A Wickenden, F, Wife, married, age 61, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Alice Larkin, F, Boarder, single, age 23, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: public elementary school teacher

55119, West StreetJohn H Godly, M, Head, married, age 31, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: working electrician
    Mary E Godly, F, Wife, married, age 30, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: schoolmistress
    Marian L Godly, F, Daughter, age 5, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Reinold H J Godly, M, Son, age 2, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Catherine M Creasey, F, Servant, single, age 15, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant

55121, West StreetWilliam Moore, M, Head, married, age 47, born Taunton, Somerset; occupation: tailor
    Sarah A Moore, F, Wife, married, age 43, born West Hoathly, Sussex
    William Wing, M, Father-in-law, widowed, age 75, born Ditchling, Sussex; occupation: hay trusser
    Frederick W Mighall, M, Nephew, single, age 29, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: carpenter

55123, West StreetRichard Winkworth, M, Head, married, age 32, born Southampton, Hampshire; occupation: bookseller and newsagent manager
    Fanny Winkworth, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Torpoint, Cornwall
    Richard E Winkworth, M, Son, age 7, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Florence Winkworth, F, Daughter, age 6, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Mabel Winkworth, F, Daughter, age 4, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    John W Winkworth, M, Son, age 3, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Emily G Winkworth, F, Daughter, age 2, born East Grinstead, Sussex

55125, West StreetAbraham Isted, M, Head, married, age 42, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer
    Hannah Isted, F, Wife, married, age 43, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Mary Jane Isted, F, Niece, single, age 11, born Redhill, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    William Rice, M, Boarder, widowed, age 74, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: wood merchant
    Walter A Gibbs, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: post office clerk

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