The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Withyham Census
Reference RG12/787: East Grinstead Enumeration District No 2; Sub-District: Withyham; Enumerator: George Bocking
Boundary All that part of the Parish of Withyham which lies to the East of the Highway leading fron the top of School House Hill to Groombridge, on the South by the main road leading from School House Hill to Penns Rocks, and which is bounded on the East by the Parish of Rotherfield from Penns Rocks to Groombridge.
Contents This district includes Hunts Farm, Holdings, Hendall Farm, Tatling Farm, Florence House, and all that part of Groombridge which is called the New Town, including the Railway Station, also all the houses on both sides of the main road leading from Groombridge to the entrance gate to Penns Rocks including Motts Mill Hamlet, Shelocks Farm, Leyswood, Penns Rocks House and Farm, and Glen Andred.
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

22Motts MillSusan Rowe, F, Head, widowed, age 71, born Hartfield, Sussex
    James Rowe, M, Son, single, age 32, born Redruth, Cornwall; occupation: General labourer
    James Brown, M, Visitor, married, age 50, born Sheerness, Kent
    Jane Brown, F, Visitor, married, age 37, born Redruth, Cornwall

22Motts MillGeorge Bland, M, Head, married, age 32, born Stokes Goldington, Buckinghamshire, occupation: coachman
    Mary Ann Bland, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Speldhurst, Kent
    John T Bland, M, Son, age 3, born Withyham, Sussex
    George H Bland, M, Son, age 2 months, born Withyham, Sussex

22Motts MillJames Farmer, M, Head, married, age 61, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Mary Farmer, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Withyham, Sussex

22Motts MillEsther Groombridge, F, Head, widowed, age 56, born Withyham, Sussex
    William Groombridge, M, Son, single, age 28, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Thomas Groombridge, M, Son, single, age 25, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer
    Frederick Groombridge, M, Son, single, age 19, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

22Motts MillSarah Tasker, F, Head, widowed, age 66, born Withyham, Sussex
    Esther Tasker, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Withyham, Sussex

22Motts MillFrances Heath, F, Head, widowed, age 59, born Withyham, Sussex
    Anna Heath, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Withyham, Sussex

22Motts MillAlfred Fermor, M, Head, married, age 36, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: seedsman and coal merchant
    Ann Fermor, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Anne Fermor, F, Daughter, age 3, born Withyham, Sussex
    Alfred Fermor, M, Son, age 2 months, born Withyham, Sussex

22Motts MillJames Bassett, M, Head, married, age 74, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: laundress

22Motts MillWilliam Stevens, M, Head, widowed, age 84, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: Kept by the Parish

22Motts MillJames Turner, M, Head, married, age 58, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary A Turner, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Mary J Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Withyham, Sussex
    James Turner, M, Son, single, age 17, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    George Turner, M, Son, single, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: waggoner
    Ellen Turner, F, Daughter, age 12, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholar

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