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

247 Victoria RoadHannah Worsell, F, Head, widowed, age 48, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Charwoman
    Emily Worsell, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Eliza Worsell, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar

247 Victoria RoadGeorge J. Cochran, M, Head, widowed, age 52, born Strand, London; occupation: pianoforte maker
    Ada Cochran, F, Daughter, age 12, born St Pancras, London; occupation: scholar

248 Victoria RoadEliza Roberts, F, Head, married, age 27, born Hever, Kent; occupation Dressmaker
    Florence Roberts, F, Daughter, age 8, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Christopher Ovenden, M, Lodger, widowed, age 51, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation No Occupation
    Lilpha Jenner, F, Lodger, single, age 19, born Chiddenstone, Kent; occupation: laundry maid
    Ellen Martin, F, Lodger, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: laundry maid

249 Victoria RoadJohn Wenban, M, Head, married, age 62, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Labourer
    Ann Wenban, F, Wife, married, age 66, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Cook
    Ann P. Sales, F, Lodger, single, age 53, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: needle woman

2410 Victoria RoadGeorge Marshall, M, Head, married, age 59, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Frances Marshall, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Frederick Marshall, M, Son, single, age 24, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Alfred Marshall, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edward Marshall, M, Son, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rose Marshall, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Cole, M, Lodger, age 26, born Bromton, Kent; occupation: carman

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