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

3140 Dudley RoadEllen Leopard, F, Head, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    Lydia Davis, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Mountfield, Sussex; occupation: cook

3138 Dudley RoadGeorge Wells, M, Head, married, age 64, born Ashington, Sussex; occupation Jobbing Gardener
    Miriam Wells, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Petworth, Sussex; occupation Lodging House Keeper
    Mary Wells, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    George Wells, M, Son, single, age 24, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Labourer
    Kate Wells, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Ewhurst, Surrey; occupation Domestic servant
    Frederick Wells, M, Son, single, age 15, born Ewhurst, Surrey; occupation Clerk At Coal Office

3138 Dudley RoadHelen H. Lang, F, Head, married, age 32, born (British Subject), India
    Oliver W.M. Lang, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Annie Gaston, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

3136 Dudley RoadEdwin R. Colby, M, Head, married, age 48, born Torrington, Devon, handicap: blind; occupation: clergyman without care of souls
    Isabella P.C. Colby, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Lunford, Devon; occupation: general manager
    Samuel R. Colby, M, Son, single, age 17, born Malta, Sicily, Italy; occupation: student
    Frederick C.C. Colby, M, Son, age 12, born Exeter, Devon; occupation: student
    Bessie Squires, F, Servant, single, age 17, born St Giles, Devon; occupation: cook
    Julia Martin, F, Servant, age 14, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: cook

3134 Dudley RoadMaria Barton, F, Head, single, age 41, born St Mildred, London, occupation: lodging house keeper
    Eliza J. Cartten, F, Boarder, single, age 42, born Greenwich, Kent; occupation: lodging house keeper
    Caroline Horton, F, Visitor, single, age 21, born Greenwich, Kent
    Clara Horton, F, Visitor, age 7, born London
    Annie E. Ashworth, F, Visitor, widowed, age 35, born Ashton, Somerset; occupation: land proprietor
    Rachel Ashworth, F, Visitor, single, age 34, born Southampton; occupation: annuitant

3134 Dudley RoadMary Durnford, F, Head, single, age 82, born Gosport, Hampshire
    Grace Durnford, F, Sister, single, age 79, born Dublin, Ireland

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