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1891 Hartfield Census
Reference RG12/787: East Grinstead Enumeration District No 5; Sub-District: Withyham; Enumerator: Henry Killick
Boundary All that part of the Parish of Hartfield which is bounded on the North and North West by the River Medway and on the South and South East by the stream which runs from Newbridge and falls into the Medway on Summerford Farm. Also all that part of the Parish which lies on the North side of the road which crosses the Newbridge stream at Shawhurst Farm and is called Harts Lane, which leads also to Matthews Cross and terminates at the small stream on Quaybrook Common, forming the Parish boundary.
Contents This District includes the village of Hartfield, the Railway Station, Part of Old Buckhurst Farm and Park, Cotchford Farm, Hodore, Upper Parrock, Lines Farms, Fincham, Harts and Shawhurst
The whole in the parliamentary division of East Grinstead
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

1Hartfield StreetArthur B Medhurst, M, Head, married, age 31, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: builder
    Fanny Medhurst, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Henfield, Sussex
    Nellie Medhurst, F, Daughter, age 4, born Withyham, Sussex
    Kathleen Medhurst, F, Daughter, age 8 months, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Ernest Medhurst, M, Brother, single, age 33, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    Samuel Love, M, Boarder, married, age 57, born Westminster, London; occupation: painter
    John Orford, M, Boarder, widowed, age 32, born Newington, London; occupation: Painter

1Post Office, Hartfield StreetMaria Medhurst, F, Head, single, age 75, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: postmistress
    Florence M Crump, F, Niece, single, age 17, born Rotherhithe, London; occupation: post office clerk

1Hartfield StreetWilliam Hallett, M, Head, married, age 72, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Lucy E Hallett, F, Wife, married, age 66, born East Smithfield, London
    Clara A Hallett, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: ladiesmaid
    Luke Miles, M, Lodger, single, age 16, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: groom

1Hartfield StreetHarriet Crouch, F, Head, widowed, age 68, born Withyham, Sussex
    George Crouch, M, Son, single, age 38, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth Walker, F, Granddaughter, single, age 15, born Yorkshire; occupation: scholar
    Henry Willie, M, Lodger, widowed, age 63, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourer
    Edward Whiles, M, Lodger, married, age 40, born London; occupation: Farm labourer
    James Johnson, M, Lodger, married, age 41, born Weybridge, Surrey; occupation: painter

1Hartfield StreetJohn Miles, M, Head, married, age 67, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Ann Miles, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Ardingly, Sussex

1Hartfield StreetJohn Hudson, M, Head, married, age 46, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Wheelwright
    Ann Hudson, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Ann C Hudson, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Florence E Hudson, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Gertrude J Hudson, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    Henry Burgiss, M, Lodger, married, age 53, born Uxbridge, Middlesex; occupation: painter
    John T Starbrick, M, Lodger, married, age 30, born Wisbech, Norfolk; occupation: joiner

1Spring CottageJames Stedman, M, Head, married, age 50, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Ann Stedman, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    Mary Ann Stedman, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Holtye, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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