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

151 Dale StreetEarnest A. Stringer, M, Head, married, age 38, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scale maker
    Louisa Stringer, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Brenchley, Kent
    Louisa M. Stringer, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Annie Harvey, F, Boarder, single, age 45, born Falmouth, Cornwall

153 Dale StreetWalter Freeman, M, Head, married, age 27, born Holloway, Middlesex; occupation: hosier's assistant
    Elizabeth A. Freeman, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Penshurst, Kent
    Constance M. Freeman, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Oliva M. Freeman, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

155 Dale StreetJohnson Spicer, M, Head, married, age 72, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: foreman of a coal wharf
    Elizabeth Spicer, F, Wife, married, age 72, born Framfield, Sussex
    Alice E. Spicer, F, Granddaughter, age 13, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: scholar

157 Dale StreetMary A. Poulton, F, Head, married, age 58, born Droxford, Hampshire
    Jessie Poulton, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Peckham, Surrey

159 Dale StreetGeorge Hart, M, Head, married, age 22, born Newick, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Jessie Hart, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Chobham, Surrey
    William Hart, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

1511 Dale StreetJohn Laker, M, Head, married, age 50, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth Laker, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Horsham, Sussex
    Elizabeth Ruglers, F, Neice, single, age 14, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation Domestic servant
    William H. Dodwell, M, Lodger, single, age 28, born Cleave, Gloucester; occupation: bellhanger and gas fitter
    Christopher J. Dodwell, M, Lodger, single, age 31, born Cleave, Gloucester; occupation: cabinet maker

1513 Dale StreetJoseph Sands, M, Head, married, age 26, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: plumber
    Mary A. Sands, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Wittersham, Kent
    Robert H. Sands, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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