The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1861 Frant Census
Reference RG9/573: Ticehurst Enumeration District No 7
Part of the parish of Frant comprising all that part of the Parish of Frant situate within the Tunbridge Wells Local Act District excepting a small portion which is included in the Eridge Ecclesiastical District namely Summer Vale, Strawberry Hill and Ramsly Farm.
Enumerator: Edward Willet Gilbert.
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

9Sussex Villa, Frant RoadCharles W Steer, M, Head, widowed, age 77, born London; occupation: judge in Indian Civil Service
    Eliza Jackson, F, Daughter, married, age 33, born India
    Alexander E Jackson, M, Grandson, age 7, born St Marylebone, Middlesex
    James Bower, M, Servant, married, age 60, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Sarah Bower, F, Servant, married, age 63, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: nurse
    Mercy Bower, F, Servant, single, age 37, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: cook
    Jane Joslin, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Essex; occupation: parlour maid

9Nevill Villa, Frant RoadGeorge Ross, M, Head, married, age 63, born Cork, Ireland; occupation: fundholder and house proprietor
    Charlotte Ross, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Canterbury, Kent
    Ernestine Isa Ross, F, Daughter, age 14, born Paddington, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Augustus F Ross, M, Son, age 10, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Sophia Jarvis, F, Servant, single, age 50, born Islington, Middlesex; occupation: cook
    Fanny Humphries, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: housemaid
    John Ottaway, M, Servant, married, age 45, born Folkestone, Kent; occupation: groom and gardener
    Mary Ottaway, F, Servant's wife, married, age 47, born Hythe, Kent
    Elizabeth Fuller, F, Servant's niece, age 7, born Maidstone, Kent

9Weymouth House, Frant RoadCharlotte Slack, F, Aunt, single, age 75, born Weymouth St, London; handicap: blind
    M A L Rundle, F, Servant, widowed, age 34, born Bodmin, Cornwall; occupation: nurse
    Sarah Guy, F, Servant, single, age 38, born West Stour, Dorset; occupation: lady's maid
    Elizabeth Howard, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: cook
    Helen Hawkins, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: parlour maid
    Amelia Lancaster, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: housemaid

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