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

31Camden Hotel, 31 Calverley RoadRichard J. Langley, M, Head, married, age 27, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: hotel keeper
    Emma Langley, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Richard F. Langley, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: gentleman
    Nellie W. Langley, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Frederick R. Ward, M, Father, widowed, age 56, born Ipswich; occupation: retired hotel keeper
    Henry Ward, M, Uncle, single, age 58, born Ipswich; occupation Billard Room Proprietor
    Sarah A. Mant, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Chichester, Sussex; occupation: barmaid
    Jane Austen, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    George Sweeting, M, Servant, single, age 25, born Lestone, Essex; occupation: porter
    Louisa Sawyer, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: nurse
    Sophia Figgs, F, Nurse, widowed, age 63, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: nurse

31Police StationJohn Smith, M, Prisoner, single, age 30, born Limerick, Ireland; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    William Cavie, M, Prisoner, married, age 38, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer

311 Town Hall CottageWilliam Feakins, M, Head, widowed, age 32, born Margate, Kent; occupation: police constable
    Willie Feakins, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Louisa Feakins, F, Sister, single, age 31, born Margate, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

312 Town Hall CottageJohn Brooks, M, Head, married, age 39, born Newbury, Berkshire; occupation: police constable
    Anne Brooks, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Sheffield, York
    John F. Brooks, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

3132 Calverley RoadEdward May, M, Head, married, age 47, born Boughton, Kent; occupation: police constable
    Ellen May, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Mayfield, Sussex
    William E. May, M, Son, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: letter carrier
    Harriet E. May, F, Daughter, age 16, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Alice A. May, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Annie A. May, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

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