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 ancestry.co.uk
  • 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

328 Castle StreetEdward Smith, M, Head, widowed, age 52, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: brewer's labourer
    George Smith, M, Son, single, age 26, born Croydon, Surrey; occupation: army reserve
    Kate Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: servant
    Annie Nye, F, Niece, age 12, born Chiddingston, Kent; occupation: scholar

326 Castle StreetWilliam Groombridge, M, Head, married, age 60, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Mary Groombridge, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Hartfield, Sussex
    Alfred Groombridge, M, Son, single, age 23, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: gardener
    Joseph Groombridge, M, Son, single, age 22, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Edwin Groombridge, M, Son, age 18, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Anne Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 12, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Minnie Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 11, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Martha Davey, F, Niece, age 12, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Caleb Davey, M, Nephew, age 15, born Brenchly, Kent; occupation: pot boy

324 Castle StreetJane Brown, F, Head, widowed, age 80, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Esther Fowle, F, Niece, single, age 30

324 Castle StreetThomas Cook, M, Head, married, age 33, born Liverpool; occupation: painter
    Mary Cook, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Ashurst, Kent
    Henry Cook, M, Son, age 7, born Rusthall, Kent
    Mary Cook, F, Daughter, age 5, born Southboro, Kent
    Christopher Cook, M, Son, age 1, born Southboro, Kent
    Arnold Cook, M, Brother, single, age 28, born London, handicap: imbecile
    William Davey, M, Lodger, married, age 53, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmith
    Ellen Davey, F, Lodger, married, age 53, born Hartfield, Sussex

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