The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tonbridge, Kent Census
That part of the parish of Tonbridge that includes Rose Street, Strawberry Vale, Pembury Grove, Priory Road, Lavender Hill, Priory Street and St Stephens Street
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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

319 Rose StreetRobert Chalcroft, M, Head, married, age 59, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: railway timekeeper
    Mary A. Chalcroft, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Windsor, Berkshire
    Elizabeth Chalcroft, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: needle woman
    Harry Chalcroft, M, Son, single, age 15, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: railway engine cleaner
    Margaret Chalcroft, F, Daughter, age 12, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: scholar
    Florence Chalcroft, F, Daughter, age 10, born Redhill, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    William Roberts, M, Father, widowed, age 75, born Preston, Lancashire; occupation: former painter

3Strawberry ValeJohn Cox, M, Head, married, age 71, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: stone breaker and road labourer
    Ann Cox, F, Wife, married, age 70, born Tunbridge, Kent
    James Cox, M, Son, single, age 26, born St Martins In The Fields, Middlesex; occupation: bricklayer

3Strawberry ValeWilliam Wood, M, Head, married, age 75, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
    Harriett Wood, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Bexhill, Sussex

3Strawberry ValeJohn Batchelor, M, Head, married, age 27, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: painter
    Emily Batchelor, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Hildenborough, Kent
    Minnie E. Batchelor, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: scholar
    William J. Batchelor, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Ernest A. Batchelor, M, Son, age 3
    Mercy A. Batchelor, F, Daughter, age 2
    Henry A. Batchelor, M, Son, age 1 m

311 Priory RoadMartha Coomber, F, Head, widowed, age 71, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: grocer
    Elizabeth Sanders, F, Lodger, single, age 44, born East Peckham, Kent, unemployed; occupation: cook

312 Priory RoadSarah Rowe, F, Head, widowed, age 77, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Housekeeper
    George Rowe, M, Son, single, age 40, born Capel, Kent; occupation Railway Labourer
    Henry Darby, M, Boarder, single, age 40, born Ramsgate, Kent; occupation: railway engine driver

313 Priory RoadWilliam Hodge, M, Head, married, age 45, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: brick maker
    Sarah Hodge, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Parsons Row, Cambridge
    William Thomas Hodge, M, Son, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George Walker Hodge, M, Son [1st marriage], single, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Sarah Ann Wright, F, Stepdaughter, single, age 17, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Thomas Wright, M, Stepson, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: errand boy
    Horace Woodgate, M, Lodger, single, age 33, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Shoe maker

314 Priory RoadAlfred Bartholemew, M, Head, married, age 48, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: bricklayer
    Charlotte Bartholemew, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Shipbourne, Kent
    George Bartholemew, M, Son, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: scholar

315 Priory RoadGeorge Richardson, M, Head, widowed, age 68, born Tonbridge, Kent, unemployed; occupation Bricklayer's labourer
    George Richardson, M, Son, married, age 38, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Chelsea Pensioner
    Sarah Richardson, F, Daughter in law, married, age 29, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Dressmaker
    Lewis Richardson, M, Grandson, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Errand Boy
    Kathleen Richardson, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Nicholas Turner, M, Lodger, widowed, age 68, born East Malling, Kent; occupation: waggoner

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