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

232 Kelsey CottageJoseph Green, M, Head, married, age 49, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary Green, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

233 Kelsey CottageJohn Camfield, M, Head, married, age 62, born Sundridge, Kent; occupation: blacksmith
    Jane Camfield, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Capell, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Harriett E. Camfield, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: nurse

234 Kelsey CottageAsher Ralph, M, Head, married, age 53, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Mary Ralph, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Frant, Sussex
    Charles Ralph, M, [Step]Son, single, age 19, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: plumber
    Asher Ralph, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Walter Ralph, M, Son, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Minnie Ralph, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

23Southfield BrickyardJohn R. Thurston, M, Head, married, age 43, born Grantchester, Cambridge; occupation Brick and Tile Maker
    Susan Thurston, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Giston, Cambridge
    Margaret A. Thurston, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Barton, Cambridge
    Clara J. Thurston, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Grantchester, Cambridge; occupation Scholar

23Southfield BrickyardWilliam Boson, M, Head, married, age 29, born Frant, Sussex, occupation: brick maker's labourer
    Francis Boson, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Francis Boson, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar

231 Ivy CottagesJames Kenny, M, Head, married, age 27, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Caroline Kenny, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Shoreditch, Middlesex; occupation: saddle stitcher

232 Ivy CottagesStephen Skinner, M, Head, married, age 27, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Mary Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Folkestone, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Charles Skinner, M, Son, age 3, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    James Skinner, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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