The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Southborough, Kent Census
That part of Southborough within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Church Road, Pennington Road, Park Road, London Road, Garling Road, Sheffield Place and Castle Street
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

413 Pennington RoadEmma Walker, F, Head, single, age 30, born Battle, Sussex; occupation Dressmaker
    Fanny Walker, F, Sister, single, age 33, born Battle, Sussex; occupation Dressmaker
    Eliza Frost, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: servant
    Eliza Rawsome, F, Boarder, single, age 17, born London; occupation Dressmaker
    Frances Goad, F, Boarder, single, age 22, born Brenchley, Kent, handicap: deaf and dumb; occupation: dressmaker
    Maud Pattison, F, Boarder, age 15, born London; occupation Dressmaker

414 Pennington RoadWilliam Combridge, M, Head, widowed, age 73, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: late fly proprietor
    Mrs Hardwick, F, Daughter, married, age 33, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Arthur T. Combridge, M, Son, single, age 24, born Speldhurst, Kent

415 Pennington RoadJohn Shadbolt, M, Head, married, age 35, born St Lawrence, Hampshire; occupation: butler
    Annie S. Shadbolt, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Kensington, Middlesex
    Margaret Shadbolt, F, Daughter, age 2, born Southboro, Kent
    Edith M. Shadbolt, F, Daughter, age 7 m, born Southboro, Kent

417 Pennington RoadGeorge F. Childe, M, Head, married, age 64, born Bridgenorth, Shropshire; occupation: Church of England clergyman
    Catherine Childe, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Suffolk
    Lottersted F. Childe, M, Son, single, age 21, born Cape Of Good Hope; occupation: medical student
    Maude A. Childe, F, Daughter, age 17, born Cape Of Good Hope; occupation: scholar
    Beatrice E. Childe, F, Daughter, age 15, born Cape Of Good Hope; occupation: scholar
    Jane E. Jones, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Montgomery, Wales; occupation: cook
    Prudence Jones, F, Servant, age 16, born Montgomery, Wales; occupation: housemaid

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