The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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.
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  • 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

21Forest RowJames Steer, M, Head, married, age 56, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: gardener
    Mary Ann Steer, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Copthorne, Sussex
    Kate Steer, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Oxted, Surrey; occupation: laundress
    Charles A Steer, M, Son, single, age 18, born Oxted, Surrey; occupation: brewer's apprentice
    Frank Steer, M, Son, single, age 15, born Oxted, Surrey; occupation: groom
    John Steer, M, Son, single, age 13, born Oxted, Surrey
    Fredrick Steer, M, Son, single, age 9, born Forest Row, Sussex

21Forest RowEllen Izzard, F, Head, widowed, age 43, born Capel, Surrey; occupation: mangeress of coffee rooms
    Sydney W Izzard, M, Son, single, age 15, born Cowden, Kent
    Maud E Izzard, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Cowden, Kent
    Fredrick Cox, M, Boarder, single, age 40, born Barnack, Northamptonshire; occupation: assistant school master

21Forest RowElston Card, M, Head, married, age 42, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    June Card, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Bredhurst, Kent
    Frank Card, M, Adopted, single, age 2, born France
    Charles Card, M, Nephew, single, age 19, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Thomas Harris, M, Boarder, single, age 10, born Paddington, London
    Ernest H Harris, M, Boarder, single, age 8, born Paddington, London

21The VicarageAlbert Jno Swainson, M, Head, married, age 48, born Eston, Northamptonshire; occupation: vicar of Forest Row
    Sarah Swainson, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Broughton, Lancashire
    Frances C J Swainson, M, Son, single, age 22, born Spring Grove, Middlesex; occupation: farmer
    Elinore J Bosanquet, F, Cousin, married, age 40, born Glamorganshire, Wales
    Mable E Bosanquet, F, Cousin, single, age 15, born London, Middlesex
    George Coo Barton, M, Visitor, single, age 22, born At Sea; occupation: clerk
    Emily J Gloss, F, Servant, married, age 44, born Wilsford, Wiltshire; occupation: cook and domestic servant
    Edith E Gloss, F, Cook's daughter, single, age 14, born Shirley, Hampshire
    Sarah Bradley, F, Servant, single, age 31, born Stepney, Middlesex; occupation: parlourmaid and domestic servant
    Sarah A Barton, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Drayton Parslow, Buckinghamshire; occupation: housemaid and domestic servant
    Avis H Walls, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Crawley Down, Sussex; occupation: housemaid and domestic servant

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