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 Peters Street, Garden Street, Calverley Street, Camden Road, Dale Street, Albert Street, Kensington Street, Victoria Road, Ely Lane and Calverley 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

123 Model CottagesGeorge Barter, M, Head, married, age 54, born Chiswick, Middlesex, occupation: gardener
    Ellen E. Barter, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

125 Model CottagesSamuel Lake, M, Head, married, age 62, born Craft, Leicester; occupation: coachman
    Mary A. Lake, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Reigate, Surrey

127 Model CottagesHenry Coe, M, Head, married, age 39, born Bradford, York; occupation: jobbing gardener
    Susannah Coe, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Waltham Abbey, Essex

129 Model CottagesEmily Jenner, F, Head, widowed, age 39, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Albert Jenner, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Susannah Jenner, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Stephen Jenner, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Frederick Wm. Jenner, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Susannah Humphrey, F, Niece, age 3, born Brixton

11 Woods CottagesJane Grant, F, Head, widowed, age 60, born Ireland; occupation: charwoman

12 Woods CottagesElizabeth Lee, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born Bletchworth, Surrey; occupation: charwoman

13 Woods CottagesEmily Lee, F, Head, married, age 29, born Langton, Kent; occupation: dressmaker

14 Woods CottagesWilliam Skinner, M, Head, married, age 36, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: baker
    Mary Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Alice Skinner, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Emily Skinner, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

124 Garden StreetHarriet Longhurst, F, Head, widowed, age 49, born Boughton Volcan, Kent; occupation: lace worker
    Georgina Longhurst, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent

124 Garden StreetFrederick Shippam, M, Head, married, age 51, born Boxgrove, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Ann Shippam, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Burpham, Sussex
    Fanny Alice Shippam, F, Daughter, age 19, born Littlehampton, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker

122 Garden StreetAlbert Relf, M, Head, married, age 39, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: joiner
    Mary Ann Relf, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Amelia F. Relf, F, Daughter, age 17, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Albert E. Relf, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

120 Garden StreetJames Drawbridge, M, Head, married, age 39, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: coachman
    Mary Ann Drawbridge, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Marden, Kent
    George S. Drawbridge, M, Son, age 14, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice H. Drawbridge, F, Daughter, age 12, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frederick Drawbridge, M, Son, age 10, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Harry Drawbridge, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Charles Drawbridge, M, Son, age 10 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Harry Small, M, Cousin, age 26, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: painter

1[Garden Street]William Webb, M, Head, married, age 26, born Ware, Hertford; occupation Bricklayer
    Alice Webb, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Errand Boy

1[Garden Street]Leilah Martin, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Penhurst, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Frederick Martin, M, Son, age 13, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: errand boy
    Florence A. Martin, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ada Leilah Martin, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

1[Garden Street]Matthew Hutson, M, Head, married, age 37, born West Firle, Sussex; occupation Painter
    Millie L. Hutson, F, Wife, married, age 27, born West Hoathly, Sussex

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