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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

3Dorset ArmsRobert King, M, Head, married, age 67, born Hever, Kent; occupation: innkeeper
    Elizabeth King, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    Emily A M Gasson, F, Niece, single, age 18, born Croydon, Surrey; occupation: general domestic servant
    Anne M Gasson, F, Niece, single, age 14, born Croydon, Surrey; occupation: general domestic servant
    Edmund King, M, Nephew, single, age 24, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: ostler
    Sarah E Stent, F, Visitor, single, age 23, born St George The Martyr, London
    Frederick Payne, M, Boarder, single, age 34, born Bradwell, Essex; occupation: veterinary surgeon
    Robert W Jaggard, M, Lodger, single, age 27, born Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire; occupation: carpenter and joiner
    Arthur King, M, Lodger, married, age 44, born St Lukes, London; occupation: french polisher

3Sackville CottageRowland Robinson, M, Head, married, age 37, born High Laver, Essex; occupation: Baker
    Caroline Robinson, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Rowland Robinson, M, Son, age 9, born Pimlico, London

3Oak LeaWilliam Wallis, M, Head, married, age 77, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Retired General Practitioner
    Louisa Wallis, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Albury, Surrey
    Katherine Wallis, F, Daughter, single, age 37, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Katherine Wallis, F, Daughter, single, age 37, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Charles Wallis, M, Brother, single, age 74, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: retired veterinary surgeon
    Edith B Watson, F, Visitor, single, age 39, born Wandsworth, Surrey
    Mary A Ball, F, Servant, single, age 50, born Pontypool, Monmouth, Wales, occupation: professional nurse
    Jane Edwards, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: cook
    Mary Baker, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: housemaid
    Emily Twiner, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    Maurice Koettlitz, M, Boarder, single, age 31, born Belgium; occupation: registered general practitioner

3Stairs FarmMary Blackall, F, Head, widowed, age 71, born Lewes, Sussex, occupation: housekeeper
    Mary Hudson, F, Servant, married, age 44, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servant

3Sackville CottageJane Hoare, F, Head, single, age 57, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: living on own means
    Henry Hoare, M, Brother, widowed, age 60, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: living on own means

3Chapel CottageMary Moon, F, Head, single, age 72, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: chapel keeper
    Sarah Moon, F, Sister-in-law, widowed, age 62, born East Grinstead, Sussex

3Yew Tree CottageWilliam Driffill, M, Head, married, age 46, born Luton, Bedfordshire; occupation: plumber and farmer
    Maria N Driffill, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Dunstable, Bedfordshire
    William R Driffill, M, Son, single, age 20, born Dunstable, Bedfordshire; occupation: student of music

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