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

21107 London RoadOwing Cole, M, Head, married, age 34, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: plasterer
    Mercy Cole, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Brightling, Sussex
    Lydia Cole, F, Daughter, age 11, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jesse O. Cole, M, Son, age 7, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Mercy Cole, F, Daughter, age 5, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William H. Cole, M, Son, age 3, born Southboro, Kent
    Mary A. Cole, F, Daughter, age 1, born Southboro, Kent
    William Friend, M, Lodger, single, age 22, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: maker of cricket balls

21109 London RoadLeonard Woodhams, M, Head, married, age 68, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Maker of cricket balls
    Harriett Woodhams, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Penshurst, Kent
    Harry Woodhams, M, Son, single, age 42, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Maker of cricket balls
    Harriett Woodhams, F, Grandaur, age 14, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Housemaid

21111 London RoadSamuel Piddlesden, M, Head, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter
    Mary A. Piddlesden, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Marshall Piddlesden, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Dennis Piddlesden, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham, Sussex
    Floria Piddlesden, F, Daughter, age 6, born Withyham, Sussex
    Catharine Piddlesden, F, Daughter, age 4, born Withyham, Sussex

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