The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Southborough, Kent Census
That part of Southborough within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes London Road, Forge Street, Western Road, Norton Road, Edward Street, Elm Road, Bedford Road, Meadow Road, Springfield Road, Broom Hill, Bentham Hill, Modest Corner, Holden Road, Victoria Road and the Common
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

20Bedford RoadSusanna Fletcher, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Redbourne, Hertford

20Bedford RoadHenry Staply, M, Head, married, age 28, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Eliza Staply, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Carey Staply, F, Daughter, age 8, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice Staply, F, Daughter, age 7, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ada Staply, F, Daughter, age 5, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edith Eliza Staply, F, Daughter, age 3, born Southboro, Kent
    Albert Henry Staply, M, Son, age 1, born Southboro, Kent

20Bedford RoadAnn Prentice, F, Head, widowed, age 65, born Leigh, Kent
    Fanny Prentice, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Laundress
    Martha Smith, F, Niece, single, age 24, born Southboro, Kent; occupation Laundress

20Bedford RoadPeter Andrews, M, Head, married, age 40, born Gaodesden, Hertford; occupation: coachman
    Catherine Andrews, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Stone, Kent
    William Andrews, M, Son, single, age 6, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ernest Andrews, M, Son, age 4, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: scholar

20Bedford RoadCharles Young, M, Head, married, age 59, born Walton, Essex; occupation Carpenter
    Emma Young, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Tudly, Kent; occupation Laundress
    Charles Young, M, Son, age 10, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation Scholar
    John Young, M, Son, age 9, born Pembury, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Archibould Young, M, Son, age 7, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation Scholar

20Bedford RoadHenry Read, M, Head, married, age 30, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Butcher
    Sarah Read, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    George Read, M, Son, age 1, born Ticehurst, Sussex

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