The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes St Johns Street, Standen Street, Down Lane, William Street, St Johns Road, Albion Square, Reynolds Lane, Speldhurst 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]

Census sheets
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

312 John StreetGeorge Thompson, M, Head, married, age 54, born Diss, Norfolk; occupation Boot maker
    Martha Thompson, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Enford, Wiltshire
    Lionel Thompson, M, Son, single, age 19, born London; occupation Teacher

3Queens Head, 14 John StreetWilliam Brown, M, Head, married, age 44, born Stoke, Hampshire; occupation: publican
    Emma Brown, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Droxford, Hampshire
    George M.M. Brown, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Florence E. M. Brown, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Harold G.M. Brown, M, Son, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Walter H. M. Brown, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Robert Goddin, M, Lodger, widowed, age 62, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Thomas Deacon, M, Lodger, single, age 35, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: boot maker

3Liverpoll Arms, 16 John StreetAnn Price, F, Head, widowed, age 59, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: beer house keeper
    Mary A. Dale, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Wolvercote, Oxford; occupation: servant
    Mary E. Payne, F, Visitor, single, age 32, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

318 John StreetCharles Cable, M, Head, married, age 60, born Scotland; occupation: butcher
    Mary Ann Cable, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Warbleton, Sussex
    Charles W. Cable, M, Son, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: butcher
    Joseph Cable, M, Son, age 5, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Kate Cable, F, Daughter, age 4, born Withyham, Sussex

320 John StreetWilliam Weddle, M, Head, married, age 52, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation Gardener
    Eliza Weddle, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Colyton, Devon
    Emma Hains, F, Daughter, married, age 24, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    William J. Hains, M, Son, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar

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