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

2814 Commercial RoadMary Tanner, F, Head, widowed, age 51, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation Housekeeper
    George Tanner, M, Son, single, age 28, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation Carpenter
    Clara Tanner, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Governess

287 Commercial RoadSamuel Cane, M, Head, married, age 53, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: agent and canvasser
    Lucy A. Cane, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Frant, Sussex
    James H. Cane, M, Son, single, age 19, born Cripplegate, London; occupation: printer, machinist and compositor
    George W. Cane, M, Son, age 15, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: stoker at brick works
    Amelia H Cane, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Florence C. Cane, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Albert R. Cane, M, Son, age 8, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Lucy A.F. Cane, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice P. Cane, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tun Wells, Kent

285 Commercial RoadAlfred Bassett, M, Head, married, age 36, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Rhoda Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    James T. Bassett, M, Son, age 4, born Hasting, Sussex
    Martha Bassett, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hasting, Sussex
    Frederick G. Bassett, M, Son, age 3, born Tun Wells
    Arthur A. Bassett, M, Son, age 1, born Tun Wells

285 Commercial RoadWilliam Botten, M, Head, married, age 69, born Horsemonden, Kent, unemployed, occupation: labourer
    Elizabeth Botten, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Brenchley, Kent

283 Commercial RoadJohn Kemp, M, Head, married, age 37, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: Tunbridgeware manufacturer
    Jane Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Frant, Sussex
    Mary Kemp, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Harry Kemp, M, Son, age 13, born Tun Wells, Kent
    William C. Kemp, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Annie Kemp, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Herbert Kemp, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    George Kemp, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Richard Kemp, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    John Hollamby, M, Lodger, widowed, age 72, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: Tunbridgeware maker

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