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

477 Stanley RoadEdward Powell, M, Head, married, age 70, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Carpenter
    Martha Powell, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Frant, Sussex

479 Stanley RoadThomas Watkins, M, Head, married, age 42, born Islington, Middlesex; occupation Plasterer
    Annie Watkins, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Battle, Sussex
    William Watkins, M, Son, age 14, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Jane Watkins, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Hariett Watkins, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Henry Watkins, M, Son, age 8, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Anne Watkins, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Margaret Watkins, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Agnes Watkins, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Harriett Bryant, F, Visitor, married, age 58, born Catsfield, Sussex

4711 Stanley RoadMark Ridley, M, Head, married, age 35, born Peasmarsh, Sussex; occupation: County Court sub bailiff
    Eliza Ridley, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Sandhurst, Kent
    Edwin Ridley, M, Son, age 14, born Peasmarsh, Sussex, unemployed; occupation: watch maker
    Mark Ridley, M, Son, age 15, born Peasmarsh, Sussex; occupation: binder and compositor
    Rolfe Ridley, M, Brother, single, age 18, born Peasmarsh, Sussex; occupation: groom and gardener
    William M. Herd, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Minster Thanet, Kent; occupation: railway parcels clerk

4713 Stanley RoadJohn Hook, M, Head, married, age 38, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Rose Hook, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Rose Elliott, F, Niece, age 8, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

4715 Stanley RoadGeorge May, M, Head, married, age 50, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Martha May, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Hadley, Middlesex

4717 Stanley RoadJohn Figgett, M, Head, married, age 36, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Anne M. Figgett, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Tun Wells
    John Figgett, M, Son, age 7, born Tun Wells
    Stephen Vinal, M, Lodger, widowed, age 62, born Pembury; occupation: labourer

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