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

3043 Dudley RoadJames Thorogood, M, Head, married, age 32, born Hemel Hempstead, Hertford; occupation Fly Proprietor
    Sarah Thorogood, F, Wife, married, age 31, born West Peckham, Kent
    Ethel Thorogood, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    James W. Thorogood, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

3048 Dudley RoadThomas Clarke, M, Head, married, age 58, born Haughley, Suffolk; occupation: lodging house keeper
    Elizabeth Clarke, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Cranbrook, Kent
    Thirza E. Taylor, F, Niece, single, age 20, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: draper's assistant

3046 Dudley RoadJohn Knowles, M, Head, married, age 76, born Up Holland, Lancashire; occupation: retired wesleyan minister
    Eliza Knowles, F, Wife, married, age 72, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Fanny Austin, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Chiddinstone, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

3044 Dudley RoadIsabella H. Jones, F, Head, single, age 67, born Connonley, York; occupation: private income from dividends

3044 Dudley RoadPhilippa M. Cornish, F, Head, single, age 59, born Marazion, Cornwall; occupation: private income from dividends and property

3044 Dudley RoadJane Matthews, F, Head, single, age 42, born Harton, York; occupation: lodging house keeper
    Emily E. Alluns, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Martha L.S. Hoffmann, F, Lodger, single, age 39, born Prussia; occupation: missionary

3042 Dudley RoadFanny S. Jenner, F, Head, single, age 39, born Beddingham, Sussex; occupation: lodginghouse keeper
    Sophie Jenner, F, Mother, widowed, age 76, born Warbleton, Sussex
    Kate Jenner, F, Niece, age 7, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Emma Allen, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

3042 Dudley RoadJames S. Haig, M, Head, married, age 39, born Scotland; occupation: protestant missionary, India
    Mary A. Haig, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Bodmin, Cornwall
    Douglas V. Haig, M, Son, age 7, born India; occupation: scholar
    Arthur N. Haig, M, Son, age 6, born India; occupation: scholar

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