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

17Rumber Street, Frant RoadMartha Collins, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: stay maker

17Rumber Street, Frant RoadGeorge Head, M, Head, single, age 62, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: hay turner
    Sophia Skinner, F, Servant, single, age 60, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

17Rumber Street, Frant RoadMary Kemp, F, Head, widowed, age 47, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: laundress
    John Kemp, M, Son, single, age 17, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: apprentice Tunbridgeware manufacturer
    Joseph Kemp, M, Son, age 10, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar

17Rumber Street, Frant RoadRichard Woods, M, Head, married, age 68, born Bishops Stoke, Hampshire; occupation: retired miller
    Eliza Woods, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Bedhampton, Hampshire; occupation: retired miller's wife

17Rumber Street, Frant RoadJohn Pankhurst, M, Head, married, age 56, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: nurseryman
    Jane Pankhurst, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: nurseryman's wife

17Rumber Street, Frant RoadHerbert Richardson, M, Head, married, age 42, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Eliza Richardson, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer's wife
    William Richardson, M, Son, age 11, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar

17Woodmans Arms, Frant RoadGeorge Beale, M, Head, married, age 44, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: innkeeper
    Susannah Beale, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: innkeeper's wife
    William Thompsett, M, Nephew, single, age 20, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: servant, outdoor in barn
    Ann Damper, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: house servant
    Edward Bayley, M, Lodger, single, age 22, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

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