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

116 Oxford TerraceRobert C. Dowson, M, Head, married, age 31, born Dalton, York, employs 3 hands; occupation: draper
    Elisabeth M. Dowson, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Carhampton, Somerset
    Anne M. Dowson, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Lennard J. Dowson, M, Son, age 6 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Frank Buckland, M, Apprentice, age 16, born Shipbourne, Kent, occupation: drapers apprentice
    Liuinia Thurston, F, Assistant, single, age 18, born Cambridge, Cambridge; occupation Drapers Apprentice
    Catherine Barnes, F, Assistant, single, age 25, born Southsea, Hampshire; occupation: milliner
    Mary Ann Parnick, F, Servant, age 15, born Cousley Wood, Sussex; occupation Domestic Servant

11Milford HouseHenry Soper, M, Head, married, age 61, born Hadlow, Kent, employs 14 men and 2 boys; occupation: house decorator
    Louisa Soper, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Wingham, Kent
    Clara M. Soper, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Horace E. Soper, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Belinda Avis, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant

11Markham HouseCharles Tibbs, M, Head, married, age 48, born Barowden, Rutland; occupation Bacon Factor
    Mary A. Tibbs, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Pembury, Kent
    Mary L. Tibbs, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation No Occupation
    Jeannette Hilbow, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Yeovil, Somerset; occupation: domestic servant

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