By 1881 the size of the farm had reduced further from the 46 acres in 1871 to 30 acres. the Shufflebothams had moved away and it was now occupied and farmed by the Harrison family.

The Harrison family comprised:

Richard Harrison, 32 a farmer of 30 acres born Endon

Ann Harrison his wife, 26 born Horton

Hannah May Harrison, his daughter 2, born Horton, possible at Ladymoor Gate

There was one servant

Charlotte Jane Johnson, 12 from Norton working as a domestic servant

It is possible that the new occupant is the Richard Harrison who had previously lived in nearby Crowborough. There is an entry in the 1871 census of a Richard Harrison, aged 22, living at Crowborough with his widowed mother Ann, aged 46, farmer of 17 acres, and his sister Mary aged 15. There is also an entry in the 1851 census for Richard Harrison, aged 2 (born Leek), son of Richard , 32, farmer of 130 acres (born Leek) and Ann. 26 (born Horton) living at Lane Head, which is also very close.  In 1851 Richard had a 5 year old sister Hanna.


1881 Census RG 11/2740

Parish of Horton in Staffordshire

Enumeration District: Blackwood and Crowborough