The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Rotherfield Census (including Crowborough)
Reference RG12/782: Rotherfield Enumeration District No 1
Enumerator: Mr Alfred Crittall
Being that part which lies South East of the Road leading from the Village of Rotherfield to Butchers Cross as far as the Boundary of the Parish then continuing the Boundary to Mark Cross and from thence by the High Road, the Kings Arms Inn in the Village taking all the houses within circle. Contents comprising Horse Grove, Cottage Hill, Rother House, Rugham, Argos Hill, Green Hill, Yew Trees, Frenches, Stile House, Marlboro's Head, Mark House, The Priest House at Holy Trinity Orphanage, Bletchingly, Bloomfield Villa and Beulah.
The whole in the Parliamentary Division of Rye.
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

5Green Hill CottagePeter Maskell, M, Head, married, age 26, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Emma Maskell, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Withyham, Sussex

5Green Hill Private HouseHarry Livesey, M, Head, single, age 30, born Spain (British Subject); occupation: civil engineer
    Harry Miles, M, Manservant, married, age 30, born Mark Cross, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeper
    Esther Miles, F, Servant, married, age 31, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Sarah Akehurst, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: general servant

5Spitlye CottageJames Wickens, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm Labourer
    Mary A Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Samuel J Wickens, M, Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Wheelwright
    Mary A Wickens, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Dressmaker
    Ellen Best, F, Visitor, single, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant

5Spitlye CottageCharles Fenner, M, Head, married, age 43, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Caroline Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Rose J Fenner, F, Daughter, age 13, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Esther Fenner, F, Daughter, age 11, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Charles E Fenner, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Emily Fenner, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Mary E Fenner, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Daisy R Fenner, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

5Spitlye CottageHarry Hook, M, Head, single, age 36, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

5Rose CottageEdwin Ellis, M, Head, married, age 31, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmith's manager
    Sarah J Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    William Ellis, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Arthur J Ellis, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Edwin Ellis, M, Son, age 11 months, born Rotherfield, Sussex

5Rose CottageFred Maskell, M, Head, married, age 30, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Fanny Maskell, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Dover, Kent
    Fred Maskell, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Arthur Maskell, M, Son, age 4 months, born Rotherfield, Sussex

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