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

23119 London RoadRobert Jones, M, Head, married, age 35, born Nettlested, Kent; occupation: painter
    Gorgeane Jones, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Clapham, Surrey
    Gorgeane Jones, F, Daughter, age 12, born Nettlested, Kent
    Edwin Jones, M, Son, age 10, born East Peckham, Kent
    John A. Jones, M, Son, age 7, born Southboro, Kent
    Robert W. Jones, M, Son, age 4, born Southboro, Kent
    Matilda Jones, F, Daughter, age 2, born Southboro, Kent
    Sarah Best, F, Lodger, married, age 70

23121 London RoadThomas Bridgland, M, Head, married, age 40, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: maker of cricket balls
    Ellen Bridgland, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Somerset
    William E. Bridgland, M, Son, single, age 17, born Southboro, Kent, occupation: maker of cricket balls
    Herbert E. Bridgland, M, Son, single, age 2, born Southboro, Kent
    Frank Bridgland, M, Son, age 1, born Southboro, Kent
    Infant Bridgland, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Southboro, Kent

23Miston LodgeAdda Tulk, F, Head, widowed, age 49, born Thanet Isle Of St Kites; occupation Annuitant
    Herbert Tulk, M, Son, single, age 26, born London; occupation Annuitant
    Susan Warne, F, Servant, married, age 44, born New Buckham, Norfolk; occupation Cook
    Kate Lawrence, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Sawbridgeworth, Hertford; occupation: housemaid

23Bell Inn, London RoadPhilip Smith, M, Head, married, age 23, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: publican
    Mary A. Smith, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Uckfield, Sussex
    Elizabeth Ashley, F, Mother in law, widowed, age 69, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: retired publican
    Caroline Jenner, F, Mother in law, widowed, age 69, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Retired
    Allice Vyson, F, Boarder, widowed, age 43, born Cambridge
    Elizabeth Graves, F, Servant, single, age 19, born London; occupation: house servant
    George Moon, M, Servant, single, age 25, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: groom

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