The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Camden Road, Wood Street, Stone Street, Beulah Road, Lansdowne Road and Garden 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
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  
11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  
21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  
31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39     
Sheet    Place    Census entry

34 Berkshire CottagesHenry Pearse, M, Head, married, age 57, born Hatherleigh, Devon; occupation Colporture
    Hannah Pearse, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Canterbury, Kent
    Eva M. Pearse, F, Daughter, age 7, born Ramsgate, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Hannah Pearse, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar

35 Berkshire CottagesEdmund W. Watson, M, Head, married, age 31, born Frant, Sussex; occupation House Painter
    Eliza A. Watson, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Gertrude Watson, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Ellen J. Watson, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tonbridge Wells, Kent
    Alice R. Watson, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tonbridge Wells, Kent
    Edmund G. Watson, M, Son, age 11 m, born Tonbridge Wells, Kent
    Elizabeth Watson, F, Grand Mother, widowed, age 69, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Servant

36 Berkshire CottagesMary Wimhurst, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born Ramsleigh, Kent; occupation Charwoman
    Mary Wimhurst, F, Daughter, single, age 43, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation Needle woman

37 Berkshire CottagesWilliam Reed, M, Head, married, age 69, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Crossing Sweeper
    Caroline Reed, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Brenchley, Kent
    Harry Hilder, M, Lodger, single, age 21, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: railway porter

38 Berkshire CottagesWilliam Marsh, M, Head, married, age 47, born Shipbourne, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Sarah G. Marsh, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: charwoman
    Emily M. Marsh, F, Daughter, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Ellen W. Marsh, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

39 Berkshire CottagesEdward Cottington, M, Head, married, age 47, born London; occupation: house painter
    Carry Cottington, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Frant, Sussex
    Charley Cottington, M, Son, single, age 17, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: blacksmith
    Louisa Cottington, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: nurse

The Weald is at  Database version 13.5 which has ongoing updates to the 393,081 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,308 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 247 books loaded in the previous version

Fasthosts web site  
British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Family History Group  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

of the