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1881 Tonbridge, Kent Census
That part of the parish of Tonbridge that includes Hildenborough on the North side of the London 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

15Pembrooke LodgeThomas Howie, M, Head, widowed, age 72, born Dublin; occupation: private income from dividends
    Mary Josephine Howie, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Dublin
    Sally Wickens, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Bloomfield Farm, Sussex; occupation Cook
    Elizabeth Susannah Martin, F, Servant, age 16, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: housemaid

15Leyton HouseWilliam Henry Wickenden, M, Head, married, age 32, born Leigh, Kent, employs 2 men; occupation Master plumber and decorator
    Harriet Wickenden, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Julia Louisa Wickenden, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent

15London RoadElizabeth Spencer, F, Head, married, age 48, born Wardley, Rutland
    Henry Martin Spencer, M, Son, single, age 16, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: school teacher
    Emma Spencer, F, Daughter, age 14, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Charles Spencer, M, Son, age 9, born Roehampton, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    George Alfred Spencer, M, Son, age 7, born Roehampton, Surrey; occupation: scholar

15London RoadWilliam Thorne, M, Head, married, age 27, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Maker of cricket balls
    Elizabeth Thorne, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Seal, Kent
    Harry Thorne, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge, Kent

15St Johns CottageJohn Welch, M, Head, single, age 45, born Streatham, Surrey; occupation Teacher Of Languages and Maths
    Charlote Peak, F, Cousin, single, age 41, born Oxford; occupation Housekeeper
    Mary Peak, F, Cousin, single, age 44, born Oxford, unemployed; occupation Governess
    Harriet Owen, F, Servant, age 15, born Hildenboro, Kent; occupation General servant

15Shipbourne RoadSophia Thorne, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Lodging House Keeper
    Walter Smith, M, Grandson, age 8, born Hildenboro, Kent; occupation Scholar
    William Henry James, M, Lodger, single, age 22, born Dymchurch, Kent; occupation: school master
    Ebenezer Bertwistle Pollard, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Huncoat, Lancashire; occupation Pupil Teacher
    Conrad Percy Hall, M, Lodger, single, age 18, born Winchcombe, Gloucester; occupation: pupil teacher

15Shipbourne RoadCaroline Neal, F, Head, widowed, age 49, born Hildenboro, Kent
    George Neal, M, Son, single, age 21, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Labourer
    Sarah Neal, F, Daughter, age 15, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Elenor Neal, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Emmly Neal, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar

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