The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Kirkdale Road, Baltic Road, Beech Street, Hill Street, Tunnel Road, Good Station Road, Mercer Street, Commercial Road, Norman Road, Camden Road, Quarry Road and Stanley 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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

2595 Good Station RoadHenry Leggatt, M, Head, married, age 37, born Woodstock; occupation: whitesmith
    Elizabeth S. Leggatt, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Wellington, Shropshire
    Francis W. Leggatt, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: scholar
    Harold A. Leggatt, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells
    Jessie K. Leggatt, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells
    James H. Clark, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Kentish Town; occupation: carrier's clerk
    Emily L. Chappell, F, Visitor, single, age 19, born Harrow, Middlesex

25Railway InnGeorge Mercer, M, Head, single, age 24, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation Publican

25Railway InnSamuel Saxby, M, Head, married, age 28, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: printer and compositor
    Ellen Saxby, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Tedburn St Mary, Devon
    Amy Baxter, F, Visitor, single, age 53, born Crediton, Devon, occupation: cook

252 Mercer StreetJohn Thomas Reed, M, Head, married, age 38, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Bricklayer
    Julia J. Reed, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Ellen Reed, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    John Reed, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Alice E. Reed, F, Daughter, age 1, born Chiddingstone, Kent

253 Mercer StreetFrederick Bridger, M, Head, married, age 36, born Rainham, Kent; occupation: stationery engine driver
    Elizabeth A. Bridger, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Maidstone, Kent

254 Mercer StreetWilliam Martin, M, Head, married, age 35, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: cabinet maker
    Fanny Martin, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Maidstone, Kent
    Susan Martin, F, Daughter, age 10, born Maidstone, Kent
    William Martin, M, Son, age 7, born Maidstone, Kent
    Florence Martin, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

255 Mercer StreetHenry Hoptroff, M, Head, married, age 42, born Odiham, Hampshire; occupation: plumber
    Elizabeth Hoptroff, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Leigh, Surrey

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