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

2853 Taylor StreetJohn Gainsford, M, Head, married, age 41, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls
    Sarah Ann Gainsford, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Burgh St Peters, Norfolk
    Beatce. Hela. Sarh. Gainsford, F, Daughter, age 13, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edith Louisa Gainsford, F, Daughter, age 10, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Minnie Elizth. Gainsford, F, Daughter, age 8, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Lizzie Emma Gainsford, F, Daughter, age 6, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Olive Mary Gainsford, F, Daughter, age 3, born Southborough, Kent
    Kate Livincia Gainsford, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Southborough, Kent

2855 Taylor StreetMary Ann Harris, F, Head, widowed, age 55, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Rose Harris, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: laundress
    William Gasson, M, Son in law, married, age 24, born Plumstead, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Elizabeth Gasson, F, Daughter, married, age 23, born Southborough, Kent
    Rachael Gasson, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Southborough, Kent

2856 Taylor StreetGeorge Fowle, M, Head, married, age 39, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: wheelwright
    Selina Jane Fowle, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Southborough, Kent
    Arthur Fowle, M, Son, age 16, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistant
    Geo. Willm. Fowle, M, Son, age 14, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistant
    Frank Herbt. Fowle, M, Son, age 8, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edith Mary Fowle, F, Daughter, age 6, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Annie Fowle, F, Daughter, age 4, born Southborough, Kent

2858 Taylor StreetEdward Whiting, M, Head, widowed, age 76, born Pembury, Kent; occupation Butler
    Sarah Brown, F, Sister, married, age 36, born Chicago, America
    Edwd. Chas. Brown, M, Nephew, age 3, born Tunbg Wells, Kent
    Maude Brown, F, Niece, age 1, born Tunbg Wells, Kent

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