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 Johns Street, Standen Street, Down Lane, William Street, St Johns Road, Albion Square, Reynolds Lane, Speldhurst 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

1111 Down LaneMary Ann Silk, F, Head, married, age 47, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: dressmaker

1111 Down LaneJohn Backshell, M, Head, married, age 64, born West Hoathly, Sussex, occupation: shoe maker
    Mary Backshell, F, Wife, married, age 52, born East Grinstead, Sussex

112 William StreetEdwin L. Card, M, Head, married, age 54, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, employs 1 man; occupation: master carpenter
    Louisa Card, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Brenchley, Kent

114 William StreetThomas Pink, M, Head, married, age 26, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation Painter
    Sarah Pink, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Brighton, Sussex
    Mary Quint, F, Lodger, widowed, age 67, born Shepherds Bush, Middlesex; occupation Bible Woman

116 William StreetFrederick Somers, M, Head, married, age 35, born Capel, Kent; occupation: brewer's vansman
    Jane Somers, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Ashford, Kent
    Rose Clara Somers, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice J. Somers, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Walter J. Somers, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Betsey Knight, F, Lodger, single, age 56, born Whitstaunton, Somerset; occupation: needle woman

118 William StreetDorothy Wickens, F, Head, married, age 34, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Laundress
    Albert Jinks, M, Boarder, single, age 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: bricklayer
    Mary Russell, F, Lodger, widowed, age 67, born Westham, Sussex; occupation Laundress

1110 William StreetJane Carrick, F, Head, widowed, age 77, born London; occupation: former nurse
    Elizabeth Carrick, F, Daughter, single, age 38, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Charles Carrick, M, Son, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: plumber's apprentice

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