The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Speldhurst, Kent Census
That part of the Parish of Speldhurst that includes Langton Green, Speldhurst Village, Barden Road, Bullingstone, The Hollands and that part of Groombridge within Kent
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

5Butchers Shop, Barden RoadWalter Oliver, M, Head, single, age 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: butcher
    Edward Oliver, M, Brother, single, age 18, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: butchers assistant

5Barden RoadWilliam E. Hardwick, M, Head, married, age 34, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: market gardener
    Eleanor Hardwick, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Brecon, Wales
    Louisa E. Hardwick, F, Daughter, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George Hardwick, M, Brother, married, age 30, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: fly proprietor

5Barden RoadSarah B. Hardwick, F, Head, single, age 67, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    Edward J. Tanner, M, Boarder, married, age 70, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Retired Builder
    Edward J. Tanner, M, Boarder, married, age 70, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Retired Builder

5Barden RoadWalter Wells, M, Head, married, age 29, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Labourer
    Eliza A. Wells, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Grocer's shopkeeper
    Herbert W. Wells, M, Son, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Charles E. Wells, M, Son, age 6, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Percy G. Wells, M, Son, age 4, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Frederick H. Wells, M, Son, age 2, born Speldhurst, Kent

5Barden RoadBenjamin Wain, M, Head, married, age 61, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Carpenter
    Caroline Wain, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Ashurst, Kent
    Charles E. Wain, M, Son, single, age 21, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Carpenter

5Barden RoadDavid Thorpe, M, Head, married, age 29, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Labourer
    Alice Thorpe, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Edward W. Thorpe, M, Son, age 3, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Frederick W. Thorpe, M, Son, age 1, born Speldhurst, Kent

5Barden RoadHenry J. Turley, M, Head, married, age 28, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Augusta Turley, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Speldhurst, Kent

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