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

15Town RowHope Heasman, F, Head, widowed, age 51, born Ardingly, Sussex
    Alfred Heasman, M, Son, single, age 26, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Alfred H Heasman, M, [Step]Son, single, age 18, born Shoreditch, London; occupation Farm Labourer
    Charlotte Heasman, F, Daughter, age 14, born Crowborough, Sussex
    Albert Heasman, M, Son, age 8, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar

15Town RowEllena Whittington, F, Head, married, age 31, born East Lavington, Sussex
    John Whittington, M, Son, age 10, born Graffham, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Charlotte Whittington, F, Daughter, age 8, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Edwin Whittington, M, Son, age 5, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Jane Whittington, F, Daughter, age 4, born Waldron, Sussex
    Harriet Whittington, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Daisy Whittington, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Dorcas Whittington, F, Daughter, age 3 months, born Rotherfield, Sussex

15Railway InnHenry Watts, M, Head, married, age 57, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Innkeeper
    Ellen I Watts, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Bath, Somerset
    Robert Watts, M, Brother, single, age 45, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Barman
    Emma ManKellow, F, Niece, single, age 21, born Tunbridge Wells
    Charles Beer, M, Boarder, single, age 36, born Herne, Kent, occupation: general labourer
    John Catlin, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Chelsea, London; occupation: general labourer
    Kate Marden, F, Lodger, single, age 29, born Haslemere, Surrey; occupation: bar assistant

15Yew Tree CottageHarry Vater, M, Head, married, age 49, born Ibberton, Dorset; occupation Road surveyor
    Lucy Vater, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Belchalwell, Dorset
    Alice M Anderson, F, Daughter, married, age 26, born Radipole, Dorset
    Sophia A Vater, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Portland, Dorset; occupation Assists at home
    Elizabeth J Vater, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation Pupil teacher
    Edith L Vater, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    Joseph H Vater, M, Son, age 12, born Lamberhurst, Kent
    Amelia Vater, M, Son, age 9, born Lamberhurst, Kent

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