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

3095 Lavender HillJane Usherwood, F, Head, single, age 22, born Tonbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Laundress
    Thomas Usherwood, M, Brother, single, age 27, born London; occupation Confectioner
    Frederick Usherwood, M, Brother, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent

3097 Lavender HillJohn N. Read, M, Head, married, age 51, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Railway engine driver
    Eliza Read, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Eliza Read, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Tonbridge, Kent, unemployed
    Harriet M. Read, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent

3099 Lavender HillGeorge Steadman, M, Head, married, age 75, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: retired miller
    Jane Steadman, F, Wife, married, age 73, born Hartfield, Sussex

30101 Lavender HillJoseph Belcher, M, Head, married, age 40, born Northampton, occupation: railway engine driver
    Emma Belcher, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Bletchingly, Surrey
    Ada Belcher, F, Daughter, age 15, born Reading, Berkshire, occupation: scholar
    Herbert Belcher, M, Son, age 12, born Reading, Berkshire, occupation: scholar
    George Belcher, M, Son, age 9, born Red Hill, Surrey, occupation: scholar
    Harry Belcher, M, Son, age 7, born Red Hill, Surrey, occupation: scholar
    Fred Belcher, M, Son, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: scholar

30103 Lavender HillCharles V. White, M, Head, married, age 30, born Dover, Kent; occupation Superintendent Life Assurance Agent
    Clara White, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Dover, Kent
    Henry C. White, M, Son, age 10, born Dover, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Charles W. White, M, Son, age 8, born Dover, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Clara E.A. White, F, Daughter, age 6, born Dover, Kent; occupation Scholar
    William J. White, M, Son, age 5, born Dover, Kent; occupation Scholar
    James T. White, M, Son, age 3, born Dover, Kent; occupation Scholar
    John H. White, M, Son, age 1, born Dover, Kent
    Thomas V. White, M, Son, age 3 m, born Tonbridge, Kent

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