The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Grove Hill Road, Mount Pleasant, Calverley Parade, Calverley Road, Calverley Park Gardens, Crescent Road and Harvey Town
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]

Census sheets
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  
11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  
21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  
31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39     
41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  
51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58        
Sheet    Place    Census entry

123 Grove Hill RoadTom Ryder, M, Head, married, age 36, born Willesbourne, Warwick, employs 18 men and 13 boys; occupation Plumber
    Mary Jane Ryder, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Tooting, Surrey
    Kate Florence Ryder, F, Daughter, age 7, born Camberwell; occupation Scholar
    Tom Ryder, M, Son, age 6, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Charles L. Ryder, M, Son, age 4, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Fred Ryder, M, Son, age 2, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    Cecil M. Ryder, M, Son, age 7 m, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    Harriet Ford, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: servant

121 Grove Hill RoadJoseph T. Beale, M, Head, married, age 27, born Fowey, Cornwall, occupation: draper
    Alice Beale, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Mildenhall, Suffolk
    Joseph A. Beale, M, Son, age 10 m, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Olive Beale, F, Sister, single, age 30, born Polruan, Cornwall, occupation: manageress

119 Grove Hill RoadDaniel G. Cornwell, M, Head, married, age 33, born Marden, Kent; occupation: clerk
    Emma Cornwell, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Maidstone, Kent
    William T. Cornwell, M, Son, age 9, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frank H. Cornwell, M, Son, age 8, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sidney A. Cornwell, M, Son, age 6, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Walter J. Cornwell, M, Son, age 4, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    Edith M. Cornwell, F, Daughter, age 10 m, born Tunb Wells, Kent

117 Grove Hill RoadMary C. May, F, Head, single, age 35, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation: dairy proprietor
    Mary A. May, F, Niece, single, age 18, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    George Hayward, M, Lodger, widowed, age 32, born Kempsford, Gloucester; occupation: tailor
    Henry Goswell, M, Lodger, single, age 24, born Wokingham, Berkshire; occupation: tailor

115 Grove Hill RoadJane Roser, F, Head, widowed, age 48, born Glosworth, Somerset; occupation Charwoman
    William Roser, M, Son, single, age 18, born London; occupation Grocer's porter
    Thirza Roser, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Georgina Roser, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Ana Langridge, F, Lodger, widowed, age 78, born Westerham, Kent; occupation: needle woman

The Weald is at  Database version 13.6 which has ongoing updates to the 393,326 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,308 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 248 books loaded in the previous version

Fasthosts web site  
British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Family History Group  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

of the