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1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Mount Ephraim, St Johns Road, Queens Road, Upper Grosvenor Road, Hanover Road, Rock Villa Road, Culverden Street, Grosvenor Road, Culverden Square, Woodbury Park Road and Park 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

375 Rock Villa RoadElizabeth Coomber, F, Head, single, age 60, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Mary T. Flynn, F, Lodger, single, age 24, born Deptford, Kent; occupation: school mistress

374 Rock Villa RoadAnne Keys, F, Head, widowed, age 58, born Quainton, Buckingham; occupation: needle woman
    Henry J. Keys, M, Son, single, age 29, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: fishmonger's assistant
    Edward H. Keys, M, Son, single, age 25, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: groom
    Annie Prickett, F, Daughter, married, age 23, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: laundress

37Cottage in rear, 4 Rock Villa RoadSarah Upiton, F, Head, widowed, age 42, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Needle woman

373 Rock Villa RoadJohn Ovenden, M, Head, married, age 37, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Gardener
    Ann Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Sarah E. Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 16, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Edith A. Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Emily Jane Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Charles A. Ovenden, M, Son, age 1, born Tun Wells, Kent

372 Rock Villa RoadJames Diplock, M, Head, married, age 39, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: bricklayer
    Martha Diplock, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Tun Wells, Kent
    James Diplock, M, Son, age 14, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Martha Ellen Diplock, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Edith C. Diplock, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Kate A. Diplock, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Charley Diplock, M, Son, age 7, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Frank W. Diplock, M, Son, age 4, born Tun Wells, Kent

371 Rock Villa RoadThomas Botton, M, Head, married, age 60, born Brenchley, occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth Botton, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Horsmonden
    William Wallis, M, Son, single, age 19, born Wadhurst, Sussex, handicap: idiot
    Thomas E. Botton, M, Son, age 11, born Horsmonden, occupation: scholar
    Ellen S. Botton, F, Daughter, age 7, born Horsmonden, occupation: scholar
    Herbert Kitchenham, M, Lodger, single, age 30, born Horsmonden; occupation: farm labourer

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