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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

72 St Peters StreetJohn Austen, M, Head, married, age 36, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: plumber
    Charlotte Austen, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Sussex
    Frederick J. Austen, M, Son, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Annie F. Austen, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Harry Austen, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    James Austen, M, Father, widowed, age 74, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: greengrocer's porter
    Ernest E. Austen, M, Nephew, age 3, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: scholar

71 St Peters StreetAlexander Hayter, M, Head, married, age 65, born Christchurch, Hampshire; occupation: retired
    Elizabeth Hayter, F, Daughter, single, age 45, born Orton, Buckingham
    Sarah Hayter, F, Daughter, single, age 35, born Orton, Buckingham

72 Camden RoadJames Wickens, M, Head, married, age 57, born Chalbourn, Berkshire; occupation Gardener
    Harriet Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

74 Camden RoadJohn Norman, M, Head, married, age 41, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Carrier
    Mary Norman, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Penshurst, Kent
    Albert J. Norman, M, Son, single, age 18, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Railway Clerk
    Frederick H. Norman, M, Son, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar

75 & 7 Camden RoadHenry Coughlan, M, Head, married, age 26, born West Farleigh, Kent; occupation: grocer
    Sarah Coughlan, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Southwark, London
    Henry Coughlan, M, Son, age 6 m, born West Malling, Kent
    Jeremiah Coughlan, M, Brother, single, age 24, born West Farleigh, Kent; occupation: grocer
    John Willard, M, Assistant, married, age 29, born Bethnal Green, London; occupation Assistant Grocer
    Ellen Willard, F, Servant, married, age 35, born Bristol; occupation General Servant

78 Camden RoadJames E. Neve, M, Head, married, age 28, born Stone, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    Elizabeth Neve, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Ospringe, Kent

72 in YardGeorge Oyler, M, Head, married, age 39, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Cabinet Maker
    Susannah Dale, F, Lodger, single, age 71, born Northockenden, Essex; occupation: housekeeper

71 in YardAlfred Goodwin, M, Head, married, age 60, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: painter
    Elizabeth Goodwin, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Edward Goodwin, M, Son, single, age 18, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: painter
    Elizabeth A. Goodwin, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

71 in YardHenry A. Seymour, M, Head, married, age 21, born Hayes, Kent; occupation Decorator
    Elizabeth Seymour, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Yalding, Kent
    Florence E. Seymour, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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