The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes London Road, Grosvenor Road, Church Road, Mount Ephraim Road, Dudley Rad and York Road
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

65 Rock Cottages, London RoadJames Harman, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer
    Harriet Harman, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, unemployed
    Isabella Harman, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: general servant
    James J. Cripps, M, Boarder, widowed, age 69, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: labourer

62 Rock LodgeWilliam Hills, M, Head, married, age 51, born N K, Gloucester; occupation: lodginghouse keeper
    Sarah H. Hills, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: lodginghouse keeper
    Charles Hills, M, Son, age 2m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

62 Rock LodgeJames Highton, M, Head, married, age 40, born Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire; occupation: porter
    Fanny Highton, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Stratton St Michaels, Norfolk; occupation: porter
    James Highton, M, Son, age 10, born Preston, Lancashire; occupation: scholar

62 Rock LodgeCharles Manning, M, Head, married, age 30, born London; occupation: linen draper
    Sarah Manning, F, Wife, married, age 38, born London; occupation: linen draper
    Gertrude C. Holman, F, Lodger, single, age 20, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: housemaid

61 Rock LodgeSarah Hooker, F, Head, widowed, age 46, born Burstow, Surrey; occupation: annuitant
    Agnes M. Hooker, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: governess
    Alice M. M. Hooker, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born East Grinstead, Sussex, unemployed
    Fanny C. Hooker, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ada S. Hooker, F, Daughter, age 11, born Crowboro, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Frank Pickett, M, Boarder, single, age 25, born Newick, Sussex; occupation Piano Tuner

6Torrington VillaJohn Burchale, M, Head, married, age 64, born Dover, Kent, occupation: lodging house keeper
    Maria Burchale, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Shoreham, Kent, occupation: lodging house keeper
    William H. Burchale, M, Son, age 6, born Ramsgate, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Louisa R. Farr, F, Servant, single, age 17, born London; occupation: general servant

6Torrington VillaCharlotta O Dowdy, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Suffolk; occupation: private income
    Geraldine M. O Dowdy, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Calcutta British Subject, India; occupation: private income
    Wilimena M Scheler, F, Visitor, single, age 49, born Wustenberg, Germany; occupation: governess

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