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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

62The Cottage, Ship StreetFrances Wardroper, F, Head, single, age 72, born Arundel, Sussex
    Laura Wardroper, F, Sister, single, age 68, born Arundel, Sussex
    Mary A Creasy, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Baldwins Hill, Surrey; occupation: general domestic servant

62Turley Cottage, West StreetGeorge D Woolgar, M, Head, married, age 33, born Newhaven, Sussex; occupation: engineer, smith and wheelwright
    Anne Woolgar, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Horne, Surrey
    George A Woolgar, M, Son, age 6, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Mary D Woolgar, F, Daughter, age 4, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Richard Woolgar, M, Cousin, single, age 15, born Newhaven, Sussex; occupation: smith
    Annie Stone, F, Servant, single, age 18, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant

62West Fields, West StreetGeorge H Macnamara, M, Head, married, age 65, born Ipswich, Suffolk; occupation: living on own means
    Alice Drinkwater, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Tillington, Sussex; occupation: housemaid and domestic servant
    Annie Denny, F, Servant, married, age 31, born Danford, Wiltshire; occupation: cook and domestic servant

62High Fields, West StreetGeorge S Head, M, Head, married, age 43, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: banker
    Fanny E Head, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Edenbridge, Kent
    Amy C Head, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Alfred S Head, M, Son, single, age 16, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Fanny E Head, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Sidney G Head, M, Son, single, age 12, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Herb S Head, M, Son, age 6, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Sarah Eliza Head, F, Sister, single, age 45, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Helen A Harmar, F, Governess, single, age 37; occupation: governess
    Sarah Benshear, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Rochdale, Lancashire; occupation: parlourmaid
    Sarah Morgan, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Leeds; occupation: cook
    Cordelia M Butcher, F, Servant, single, age 26, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: housemaid

6266, Queens RoadJohn Argent, M, Head, married, age 63, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Annie Argent, F, Wife, married, age 55, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    Mary J Kenward, F, Daughter, married, age 24, born West Hoathly, Sussex
    Auther Kenward, M, Son-in-law, married, age 28, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: tailor
    Albert Kenward, M, Grandson, age 1, born East Grinstead, Sussex
    William Argent, M, Grandson, age 5, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Florence Snelling, F, Boarder, age 12, born Kennington, London; occupation: scholar

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