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

121 Lansdown PlaceJames M. Richardson, M, Head, married, age 33, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Auctioneer
    Julia E. Richardson, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Mary L. Richardson, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    James M. Richardson, M, Son, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Mabel E. Richardson, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    William H. Richardson, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Charles Richardson, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Ethel Richardson, F, Daughter, age 10 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Susanna M. Skinner, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Bishopstone, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Ellen Mepham, F, Nurse, single, age 17, born Five Oak Green, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

122 Lansdown PlaceJames W. Hawkins, M, Head, married, age 43, born Salisbury, Wiltshire, emplolys 6 men and 3 boys; occupation: ironmonger
    Elizabeth M. Hawkins, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Andover, Hampshire
    Leslie W. Hawkins, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Arthur M. Hawkins, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Payen, F, Mother in law, widowed, age 80, born Taunton, Somerset
    Eliza Hawkins, F, Sister, single, age 46, born Andover, Hampshire
    Edgar A. Hawkins, M, Nephew, age 10, born Thane, Oxford; occupation: scholar
    Emma Lawrence, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Capel, Kent; occupation: cook
    Amelia Golding, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: housemaid

123 Lansdown PlaceThomas Elliott, M, Head, married, age 61, born Withyam, Sussex; occupation: brewer commercial traveller
    Mary Ann Elliott, F, Wife, married, age 63, born East Farleigh, Kent
    Elizabeth Elliott, F, Daughter, single, age 35, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: principal of ladies college
    Ellen Elliott, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: assistant at ladies college
    Eliza Stephens, F, Servant, single, age 19, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

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