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

35Canewood FarmHenry J. Bennett, M, Head, married, age 53, born Hellingly, Sussex, occupation: farm bailiff
    Elizabeth Bennett, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Groombridge, Kent

35Reynolds LaneJames Taylor, M, Head, widowed, age 60, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: butcher
    Henry Taylor, M, Son, single, age 29, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: butcher

35Reynolds LaneFrank Reed, M, Head, married, age 31, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation Farm labourer
    Ellen Reed, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Burwash, Sussex
    Jane Reed, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rusthall, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Francis Reed, M, Son, age 15 m, born Southboro, Kent

35Reynolds LaneCharles Groombridge, M, Head, married, age 54, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: farmer
    Ann Groombridge, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Southboro, Kent
    Sarah A. Sale, F, Daughter, married, age 30, born Southboro, Kent
    Jane Groomsbridge, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Lizzie Groomsbridge, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    James T. Startup, M, Nephew, single, age 16, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: farm servant

35Reynolds LaneLucy Taylor, F, Head, widowed, age 81, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farmer
    Mary Ann Ashby, F, Daughter, widowed, age 57, born Frant, Sussex
    Betsey Taylor, F, Daughter, single, age 51, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Louisa Taylor, F, Daughter, single, age 39, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Thomas Carvell, M, Grandson, single, age 30, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: butcher

35Reynolds LaneWilliam Martin, M, Head, married, age 65, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: market gardener
    Sarah Martin, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Rotherfield, Sussex

35Speldhurst RoadThomas Coleman, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Sally Coleman, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Emily E. Knight, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    William Coleman, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    William H. Knight, M, Nephew, single, age 22, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer

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