The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tonbridge, Kent Census
That part of the parish of Tonbridge that includes the High Street, Vale Road, Priory Row, Strawberry Vale, Woodbine Place and Rose 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

34 Peach Hall, High StreetGeorge Palmer, M, Head, married, age 25, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation Clocksmith
    Charlotte Palmer, F, Wife, married, age 20, born Ashburnham, Sussex

331 High StreetCharles Bish, M, Head, married, age 53, born Lindfield, Sussex; occupation: tailor and outfitter
    Martha Bish, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Southborough, Kent
    Sarah Allingham, F, Boarder, widowed, age 82, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: annuitant

327 High StreetAlbert Lewis, M, Head, married, age 30, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: grocer
    Elizabeth Lewis, F, Wife, married, age 31, born West Malling, Kent
    Albert T. Lewis, M, Son, age 3 m, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Alfred Burton, M, Assistant, single, age 20, born Deal, Kent, occupation: grocer's assistant

325 High StreetRichard Henry Philpot, M, Head, married, age 54, born Deal, Kent; occupation Stationer and Fancy Dealer
    Leah Philpot, F, Wife, married, age 70, born Elstead, Surrey
    Elizabeth Perkins, F, Mother, married, age 86, born Deal, Kent; occupation Annuitant

323 High StreetWilliam Turner, M, Head, married, age 39, born The Boro, Kent; occupation: china and general dealer
    Amelia Turner, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Maidstone, Kent
    Elizabeth Palmer, F, [Step]daughter, single, age 27, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Minnie Palmer, F, [Step]daughter, single, age 19, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: shop assistant
    John Palmer, M, [Step]son, single, age 17, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: assistant in china shop
    William Turner, M, Son, age 9, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice M. Turner, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Mary Appleton, F, Mother in law, widowed, age 73, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: cook
    George Appleton, M, Nephew, single, age 19, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: shop assistant

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