The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Kirkdale Road, Baltic Road, Beech Street, Hill Street, Tunnel Road, Good Station Road, Mercer Street, Commercial Road, Norman Road, Camden Road, Quarry Road and Stanley 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

196 Hill StreetCharlotte Jones, F, Head, widowed, age 35, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Elizabeth Jones, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    John Jones, M, Son, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Kate M. Jones, F, Daughter, age 9 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

197 Hill StreetMary Jane Gibbs, F, Head, widowed, age 42, born Mt Ephraim Tunbridge Wells; occupation: needle woman
    Caroline M. Gibbs, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: scholar
    William H. Gibbs, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: scholar
    George Gibbs, M, Stepson, age 13, born Croydon; occupation: scholar

197 Hill StreetWilliam C. Slydel, M, Head, married, age 23, born Mt Ephraim Tunbridge Wells; occupation: carver and gilder
    Ann Slydel, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Frederick W. Slydel, M, Son, age 18 m, born Hill St Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    John Greagsby, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Mt Ephraim Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: painter

1958 Tunnel RoadAlice Hayward, F, Head, widowed, age 46, born St Pancras
    Thomas Hayward, M, Son, single, age 22, born St Pancras; occupation: plumber
    Alfred Hayward, M, Son, single, age 19, born St Pancras; occupation: plumber
    William Hayward, M, Son, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: errand boy
    George Sherrod, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Frant; occupation: warehouseman

1959 Tunnel RoadDaniel Russell, M, Head, married, age 30, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Cab Driver
    Emma Russell, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Sydenham, Kent
    Emma S. Russell, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    John Johnson, M, Lodger, single, age 27, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: cab driver

1959 Tunnel RoadMary Barrett, F, Head, married, age 21, born Ireland, occupation: ironer
    William Barrett, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

1960 Tunnel RoadJohn Mabb, M, Head, married, age 24, born Westwood, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Elizabeth Jane Mabb, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Elizabeth Jane Mabb, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Elizabeth A. Baker, F, Mother in law, married, age 48, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Henry Mabb, M, Brother, single, age 22, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Mary A. Baker, F, Sister in law, age 10, born Lamberhurst, Sussex
    Eliza Baker, F, Sister in law, age 6, born Lamberhurst, Sussex

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