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

25133 London RoadHarriett Sycelmore, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: fishmonger

25135 London RoadGeorge Osborne, M, Head, married, age 56, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Fly Proprietor
    Charlotte F. Osborne, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rottendean, Kent
    Thomas F. Osborne, M, Son, single, age 26, born Southboro, Kent; occupation Gilder
    Arthur Osborne, M, Son, single, age 21, born Southboro, Kent; occupation Fly Driver
    Albert H. Osborne, M, Son, single, age 15, born Southboro, Kent; occupation Groom

25139 London RoadThomas Romary, M, Head, married, age 65, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Farm Labourer
    Ann Romary, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Sevenoaks, Kent

25141 London RoadJohn Avis, M, Head, married, age 61, born Hunton, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Hannah Avis, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Horsted Canes, Sussex
    Henry Knight, M, Lodger, married, age 38; occupation: painter

251 Garling RoadCaroline Baker, F, Head, widowed, age 79, born Edinboro, Scotland; occupation: gentlewoman
    Mary Sewell, F, Companion, married, age 40, born Glasgow, Scotland; occupation: companion
    Harriett Balcombe, F, Servant, married, age 43, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: charwoman

252 Garling RoadElizabeth Barrand, F, Head, single, age 70, born Camberwick, Surrey
    Alice Barrand, F, Niece, single, age 19, born Norfolk
    Fanny Bristow, F, Servant, single, age 50, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    Eliza Bristow, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: cook
    Alice M. Harding, F, Visitor, single, age 17, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Jessie E. Harding, F, Visitor, single, age 15, born Tun Wells, Kent

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