The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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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]

Census sheets
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

1431 London RoadAlfred H. Houseman, M, Head, married, age 38, born Manchester Patricroft; occupation: chemist and druggist
    Sarah Houseman, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Clapham, Middlesex
    Mabel S. Houseman, F, Daughter, age 6, born Southboro, Kent
    Alfred H. Houseman, M, Son, age 4, born Southboro, Kent
    Ernest W. Houseman, M, Son, age 1, born Southboro, Kent
    Alice R. Dodde, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Chatham, Kent; occupation: post office clerk
    Ada J. Harbridge, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Alice Harbridge, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: nurse

1432 London RoadElizabeth Martin, F, Head, widowed, age 63, born Westminster, London; occupation: maker of cricket balls
    Louisa Martin, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Southboro, Kent
    John G. Martin, M, Son, single, age 19, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: ball maker
    Jane Martin, F, Cousin, single, age 40, born Tun Wells, Kent
    William Tainton, M, Lodger, married, age 76, born Bromley, Kent; occupation Clerk In Holy Orders
    Mary Tainton, F, Lodger, married, age 80, born Chard, Somerset

1433 London RoadAnthony Newman, M, Head, single, age 32, born Petersfield, Hampshire; occupation: general draper
    Patience Payne, F, Servant, widowed, age 59, born Hampton, Oxford; occupation: servant

1435 London RoadWalter Paige, M, Head, married, age 33, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: watch maker
    Frederica Paige, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Lewisham, Kent

1436 London RoadWilliam Edwards, M, Head, married, age 54, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: greengrocer
    Caroline Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Southboro, Kent
    George Edwards, M, Son, single, age 24, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: clerk
    Henry Edwards, M, Son, single, age 20, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: gardener

1437 London RoadG. P. Mansell, M, Head, married, age 57, born London; occupation: draper
    Elizabeth R. Mansell, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Sevenoaks, Kent
    Clara Wheatley, F, Assistant, single, age 19, born St Ives, Hertford; occupation: draper's assistant
    Agnes M. Sunman, F, Assistant, single, age 15, born Sheffield, York; occupation: draper's assistant
    Agnes Lock, F, Assistant, single, age 23, born Kingskerwill, Devon; occupation: draper's assistant
    Madeline E. Fisher, F, Assistant, single, age 24, born London; occupation: draper's assistant
    Fany Gurr, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant

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