The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Upper Grosvenor Road, Goods Station Road, Belgrave Road, Tunnel Road and Hill Street
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

2856 Tunnel RoadHenry Chapman, M, Head, married, age 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: fishmonger's assistant
    Ellen Chapman, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Witham, Essex

2857 Tunnel RoadRichard May, M, Head, single, age 47, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: master grocer
    Thomas Raynor, M, Lodger, widowed, age 43, born Essex; occupation Confectioner
    William Howland, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Faversham, Kent; occupation: blacksmith

288 Hill StreetGeorge Smith, M, Head, married, age 55, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Emma Smith, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Chelmsford, Essex; occupation: nurse

288 Hill StreetCharles John Townes, M, Head, married, age 36, born Barcombe, Sussex; occupation Shoe Maker
    Mary Ann Townes, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation Attends To A Small Shop
    Elizabeth Townes, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Horsham, Sussex
    Joseph Henry Townes, M, Son, age 11, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Roshannah Townes, F, Daughter, age 9, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Edwin Townes, M, Son, age 6, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Annie Jane Townes, F, Daughter, age 4, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Thomas Townes, M, Son, age 1, born S.E., London

289 Hill StreetJames Thomas Mason, M, Head, married, age 52, born Westminster, London; occupation: plasterer
    Susanna Mason, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Notting Hill, London

2810 Hill StreetGeorge Turley, M, Head, married, age 44, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Carter
    Matilda Turley, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Fredick Turley, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Harry Turley, M, Son, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    George Hook, M, Lodger, single, age 24, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: labourer
    John Stoner, M, Lodger, widowed, age 35, born Cookfield, Sussex; occupation: carter
    George Cutridge, M, Lodger, single, age 30, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: carter

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