The 1855 populaion growth figures
In our last paper we directed attention to the fact that a decrease in population was evident in the Cuckfield district, as gathered from the Registrar’s returns. We now submit a table (kindly furnished to us), showing the population for the last half century. We repeat our statement that, in 1841, several parishes were the locale of hundreds of workmen employed in the construction of the railway. Compare 1831 and 1851, and it will be seen in comparison with the previous periods, when the census had been taken, that the population has increased in a like ratio to other parishes.
Brighton Gazette, 15 March 1855
The 1861 census
The following is the result of the census, recently taken in the undermentioned parishes:
The population of Cuckfield is somewhat less than an 1841, at that date we had a very great influx of labourers, and others connected with the Railway, which was then being constructed.
The Sussex Advertiser, Surrey Gazette 13 May 1861
Contributed by Malcolm Davison.
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