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

8Burwood FarmHenry Akehurst, M, Head, married, age 40, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: stockman
    Caroline Akehurst, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Udimore, Sussex
    Lily Blanche Akehurst, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

8Loose FarmThomas Marchant, M, Head, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer
    Ann Marchant, F, Wife, age 59, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Fredrick Marchant, M, Son, widowed, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer
    Esther Marchant, F, Niece, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Agnes Marchant, F, Grandchild, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Frederick Marchant, M, Grandchild, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar

8High CrossAlice Briggs, F, Head, married, age 37, born Crowboro, Sussex
    Albert Briggs, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    George Foard, M, Boarder, single, age 30, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    John Grant, M, Boarder, married, age 40, born Elgin, Scotland; occupation: decorator
    Donald Botting, M, Boarder, married, age 38, born Reading, Surrey, occupation: decorator

8High Cross CottageCharles Hudson, M, Head, married, age 39, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiff
    Sarah Hudson, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Mayfield, Sussex
    George Hudson, M, Son, age 13, born Frant, Sussex
    Roadha Hudson, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Ruth Hudson, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Emily Hudson, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ada Hudson, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Rose Hudson, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ethel Hudson, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex

8High Cross CottageAlbert E Browning, M, Head, married, age 28, born Brading, Hampshire, occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth C Browning, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Chillestone, Hampshire
    George H Browning, M, Son, age 2, born Brading, Hampshire
    Infant Browning, M, Son, age 1 month, born Rotherfield, Sussex

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