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

342 Down LaneThomas Avery, M, Head, married, age 22, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Sarah Avery, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Mayfield, Sussex

344 Down LaneArthur R. Eves, M, Head, married, age 23, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Annie Eves, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Maria Diplock, F, Mother, widowed, age 65, born Lenham, Kent
    Thomas Golden, M, Boarder, single, age 55, born Lenham, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer

346 Down LaneJames Newman, M, Head, married, age 58, born Gloucester, Gloucester; occupation: gardener
    Matilda Holdstock, F, Stepdaughter, age 13, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: scholar

348 Down LaneJohn Stapley, M, Head, married, age 60, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: master carman
    Sarah Stapley, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Michelham, Sussex
    Thomas Kenwood, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born Hastings, Sussex, handicap: imbecile; occupation: annuitant
    Alfred Holdstock, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Hoo, Kent; occupation: farm servant
    John Holdstock, M, Boarder, age 7, born Mile End, Middlesex; occupation: scholar

3410 Down LaneSarah A. Wellbelove, F, Head, single, age 28, born Kingston On Thames, Surrey; occupation Elementary Teacher
    Alice Wellbelove, F, Sister, single, age 25, born Kingston On Thames, Surrey; occupation Dressmaker
    Susannah Wellbelove, F, Mother, widowed, age 59, born Culworth, Northampton

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