The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Southborough, Kent Census
That part of Southborough within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes London Road, Speldhurst Road, Prospect Road, Holden Park Road, Taylor Street, Charles Street, Edward Street and Holden Corner
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

813 Speldhurst RoadRichard Marchant, M, Head, married, age 54, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Frances Marchant, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Tunbg Wells, Kent
    Thomas Marchant, M, Son, age 15, born Southboro Tunbg, Kent; occupation: errand boy
    Anny Marchant, F, Daughter, age 12, born Southboro Tunbg, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Emily Marchant, F, Daughter, age 4, born Southboro Tunbg, Kent
    Martha Marchant, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Tunbg Wells, Kent, unemployed; occupation: domestic servant
    Charles Arthur Marchant, M, Grandson, age 1, born Southboro Tunbg, Kent

815 Speldhurst RoadWilliam Twort, M, Head, single, age 59, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Retired Farmer

818 Speldhurst RoadHenry Hills, M, Head, married, age 39, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Susannah Hills, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Tunbg Wells, Kent
    William Strong Hills, M, Son, age 12, born Southboro Tunbg, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Hills, F, Daughter, age 3, born Southboro Tunbg, Kent
    Elizth. Hammond, F, Mother in law, widowed, age 70, born Cornwall

819 Speldhurst RoadGeorge Bird, M, Head, widowed, age 96, born Sheringham Norwich, occupation: former farmer
    Hannah Bird, F, Daughter, single, age 42, born Tunbridge, Kent

820 Speldhurst RoadWilliam Bachelor, M, Head, married, age 40, born Tunbg Wells, Kent, occupation: labourer
    Mary Ann Bachelor, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Alfred Bachelor, M, Son, age 12, born Wadhurst, Sussex, occupation: scholar

821 Speldhurst RoadLeonard Twort, M, Head, married, age 46, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Farm Labourer
    Sarah Elizth. Twort, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Speldhurst, Kent

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