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

91 Standen StreetJames Smith, M, Head, married, age 42, born Scotland; occupation: coach painter
    Hannah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Mary Ann Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jane Smith, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

91 Standen StreetJane Taylor, F, Head, widowed, age 50, born Nurseling, Hampshire; occupation: housekeeper
    Annie Taylor, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Edith Taylor, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

927 Down LaneWilliam Day, M, Head, married, age 36, born Thurnham, Kent, employs 3 men; occupation: farmer
    William H. Day, M, Son, age 2, born Hucking, Kent
    Jane Day, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Emma Goodman, F, Servant, single, age 37, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Emma Stevens, F, Servant, age 16, born Snodland, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    William Day, M, Head, married, age 71, born Thurnham, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Caroline Day, F, Wife, married, age 80, born Sutton Coldfield, Warwick

925 Down LaneThomas G. Challons, M, Head, married, age 30, born Boston, Lincoln; occupation: bricklayer
    Alismon Challons, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Fulbeck, Lincoln
    Edward Challons, M, Son, age 5, born Bournemouth, Hampshire; occupation: sholer
    Alice Challons, F, Daughter, age 2, born Bournemouth, Hampshire

923 Down LaneCain Haylor, M, Head, married, age 38, born Cuckfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Hannah Haylor, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Sarah A. Haylor, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

923 Down LaneWilliam Denton, M, Head, married, age 79, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Engine Smith
    Sophia Denton, F, Wife, married, age 70, born Walton, Surrey

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