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

2823 Dudley RoadMary Beane, F, Head, widowed, age 74, born Banbury, Oxford, occupation: retired coal merchant
    Isabella Beane, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Peckham, Surrey
    Charles Fryer, M, Boarder, single, age 25, born Saham, Norfolk; occupation: medical student
    Ellis Curd, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

2825 Dudley RoadGeorgina Pledge, F, Head, widowed, age 55, born Bath, Somerset; occupation Private income from dividends
    Fanny L. Pledge, F, Stepdaughter, single, age 28, born Eythorne, Kent; occupation Private income from dividends
    Martha T. Pledge, F, Stepdaughter, single, age 24, born Eythorne, Kent; occupation Private income from dividends
    Charlotte Mote, F, Servant, single, age 52, born Eastry, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

2827 Dudley RoadEliza Pearson, F, Head, widowed, age 80, born Croydon, Surrey; occupation Retired Grocer
    Alfred W. Pearson, M, Son, single, age 36, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Grocer
    Martha Wilson, F, Nurse, single, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Nurse
    Ellen Styles, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

2829 Dudley RoadHannah Overy, F, Head, widowed, age 86, born Pett, Sussex; occupation Retired
    Mary Ann Snashale, F, Housekeeper, single, age 69, born Newick, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper
    Anne Beam, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Mayfield, Sussex, occupation: domestic servant

2831 Dudley RoadWilliam Mason, M, Head, married, age 29, born Eardsley, Hereford; occupation: scripture reader
    Elizabeth Mason, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Michaelchurch, Radnorshire, Wales
    Annie E. Mason, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells
    Mary K. Mason, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells
    Fanny Friend, F, Visitor, age 14, born Eastbourne, Sussex

2833 Dudley RoadBenjamin Colls, M, Head, married, age 32, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, employs 19 men and 2 boys, occupation: tailor
    Mary L. Colls, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Banbury, Oxford
    Cicely Colls, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Bernard Colls, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Mary A. Colls, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Kathleen Colls, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Infant Colls, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Maggy Payne, F, Sister in law, single, age 22, born Banbury, Oxford
    Emma Singey, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: nurse
    Ann Vince, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation General Servant
    Ann Allen, F, Servant, widowed, age 37, born Newington, Surrey; occupation: nurse

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