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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

171 Down LaneThomas Denton, M, Head, married, age 60, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: bricklayer
    Harriett Denton, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Samuel Denton, M, Son, single, age 23, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Edward Denton, M, Son, single, age 20, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: plumber's apprentice
    Joseph Denton, M, Son, single, age 17, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: corn merchant's porter

1768 St Johns RoadElizabeth J. Thrift, F, Head, single, age 26, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation Housekeeper
    Mary Thrift, F, Sister, single, age 21, born Folkestone, Kent; occupation Book keeper
    William S. Thrift, M, Brother, single, age 18, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Grocer's assistant
    Alice Thrift, F, Sister, single, age 16, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Milliner
    Elizabeth F. Hayward, F, Stepsister, single, age 18, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Milliner

1767 St Johns RoadElizabeth Harvey, F, Head, widowed, age 64, born London City Of, Middlesex; occupation: draper
    Alice Harvey, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born London City Of, Middlesex; occupation: fancy draper

1765 St Johns RoadJohn Stocker, M, Head, married, age 39, born Honiton, Devon, employs 1 man and 1 boy; occupation: master baker
    Emma Stocker, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Holborn, Middlesex
    Edith L. Stocker, F, Daughter, age 13, born London; occupation: scholar
    Mabel Stocker, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Phillis Styles, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: nurse

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