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

3038 Eli LaneRobert Brotherhood, M, Head, married, age 50, born Southboro Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: labourer
    Eliza Brotherhood, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Speldhurst, Kent
    William Brotherhood, M, Son, age 18, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Rose Brotherhood, F, Daughter, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: tailoress
    Sarah Payne, F, Mother, widowed, age 78, born Ticehurst, Sussex

3040 Eli LaneAnn Todman, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Frosefield, Hampshire; occupation Charwoman
    George Todman, M, Son, single, age 20, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Stone Mason

3042 Eli LaneEdgar Lee, M, Head, married, age 79, born Yeaford, Suffolk; occupation: road crossing sweeper
    Sarah Lee, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Charles W. Walker, M, Adopted, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar

3026 27 28 Calverley RoadAmy Noakes, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born London, employs 14 hands; occupation: draper
    Harriett Noakes, F, Daughter, single, age 33, born London; occupation: draper
    Carrie Noakes, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: draper
    Louisa Noakes, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: draper
    Frederick E. Noakes, M, Son, single, age 22, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: draper
    Occupation Milliner
    Occupation Draper
    Occupation Draper
    Occupation Draper
    Occupation Draper
    Emily Bridgeland, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Blackham, Sussex, occupation: domestic servant

30Tailors Shop, 29 & 30 Calverley RoadThomas Coles, M, Head, married, age 73, born Earls Barton, Northampton; occupation: retired farmer
    Eliza Coles, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Olney, Buckingham
    Alfred T. Coles, M, Son, single, age 35, born Bedford; occupation: ironmonger
    Richard P. Coles, M, Son, single, age 31, born Grendon, Northampton; occupation: ironmonger
    Alice Alce, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant

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