Object 4 – Census Records


A History of Newmarket Farm in Twelve Objects

Object 4; Census Records

  • Who lived in Newmarket Farm?
    • 1841–1911 – Census records
    • Also, books on Kingston near Lewes
      • Published & unpublished;
    • As well as, Balsdean, Falmer, Lewes, Rottingdean, Woodingdean
      Electoral registers
    • School records

Object 4; Census Records

1861 Kingston-near-Lewes Census

1861 Census Record, Kingston near Lewes

1861 Census Record, Kingston near Lewes


Parish: Kingston
Road, Street, &c.,       | Name and Surname | Age | Rank, Profession,
and No. or Name of House | of each Person   |     | or Occupation
Newmarket Hill           | John Rich        | 48  | Ag Labourer
"         "              | Anne Rich        | 38  |
"         "              | Fanny Rich       | 18  |
"         "              | Isaiah Rich      | 14  | Plough Boy
"         "              | Charles Rich     | 11  |
"         "              | James Rich       | 9   |
"         "              | Sarah Rich       | 6   |
"         "              | George Rich      | 2   |
"         "              | Alfred Rich      | 6   |

  • The ten known Newmarket Farm tenants – from 1830 to 1942 – were all agricultural labourers (except for a farm bailiff and his family for a short time in 1925).

“A Village in Sussex: The History of Kingston-near-Lewes” Charles Cooper; p. 326

  • In 1861 John and Ann Rich lived in a labourer’s cottage at Newmarket Farm…
  • They had seven children.
  • There had been eight but one had died of rickets before 1861.
  • Three more children died in 1862 and 1863;
    • all were infected with scrofula, a tubercular disease of the skin.
  • In 1864 Ann Rich died of consumption.
  • Her husband lived for a little longer and then died of debility and general exhaustion.

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