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1891 East Grinstead Census
Reference RG12/788: East Grinstead Enumeration District No 5; Sub-District: East Grinstead; Enumerator: John C. Raw
Boundary Being that part of Forest Row bounded on the West by the road leading from Wych Cross to Forest Row Bridge, on the North by the River Medway and on the South and West by the Parishes of Hartfield and Maresfield
Contents Comprising that part of the village of Forest Row lying East of the road from Wych Cross including Tomsetts Bank, Highgate and Broadstone Warren.
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

20Ashdown CottageHenry J Slack, M, Head, married, age 72, born St Bartholomew, London; occupation: barrister
    Charlotte M Slack, F, Wife, married, age 71, born Edmonton, London
    Jemima E Hyndman, F, Niece, widowed, age 45, born Cripplegate, London; occupation: living on own means
    Hugh H Hyndman, M, Nephew, single, age 17, born Calcutta, India; occupation: law student
    Ridmik Walters, M, Visitor, married, age 65, born Finsbury, London; occupation: retired surgical instrument maker
    Mary L Walters, F, Visitor, married, age 74, born Switzerland
    Lucy H Blackston, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant
    Clara J Stone, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk; occupation: general domestic servant

20Quarry HouseJohn Padgham, M, Head, married, age 65, born Newick, Sussex; occupation: woodman

20Ballards FarmWilliam Holcombe, M, Head, married, age 52, born Charlwood, Surrey; occupation: farmer
    Ann Holcombe, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Danehill, Sussex
    Arthur Jno Holcombe, M, Son, single, age 16, born Charlwood, Surrey; occupation: gardener
    Jesse Holcombe, M, Son, single, age 15, born Charlwood, Surrey; occupation: gardener
    John Holcombe, M, Son, single, age 13, born Charlwood, Surrey
    Albert J Holcombe, M, Grandson, single, age 1, born Forest Row, Sussex

20Forest RowHephzilah Hunnesett, F, Head, widowed, age 54, born Rothwell, Northamptonshire; occupation: laundress
    Emily E Hunnesett, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Leicestershire; occupation: laundress
    Una E Hunnesett, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Forest Row, Sussex
    Frank H Hunnesett, M, Son, single, age 12, born Forest Row, Sussex

20Forest RowStephen Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 39, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: wheelwright
    Ellen Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Devon
    Stephen Mitchell, M, Son, single, age 8, born Forest Row, Sussex
    Amila Mitchell, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Forest Row, Sussex
    Mirian Mitchell, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Forest Row, Sussex
    Ethel Mitchell, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born Forest Row, Sussex

20Polar CottageJohn Budgen, M, Head, married, age 57, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: truss hoop maker
    Eliza Budgen, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Forest Row, Sussex
    Alice Budgen, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Forest Row, Sussex
    Thomas Shapter, M, Lodger, widowed, age 82, born Gibraltar; occupation: doctor of medicine
    Ann Parrott, F, Lodger, single, age 59, born Egleskerry, Cornwall; occupation: general domestic servant

20Parkside CottageCharles Longley, M, Head, married, age 55, born Danehill, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Mary A Longley, F, Wife, married, age 54, born St Pancras, Middlesex
    Emma Longley, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Danehill, Sussex

20Forest RowKezia Miles, F, Head, widowed, age 50, born Ockley, Surrey; occupation: butcher

20Forest RowShan Frances, M, Head, married, age 67, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Fanny Norman, F, Visitor, age 74, born Beeding, Sussex

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