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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

511 High StreetEdward Eastland, M, Head, married, age 64, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation: butcher
    Susan Eastland, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Chelsea, Middlesex
    Ada T. Dickinson, F, Niece, single, age 22, born Bishops Stortford, Essex; occupation: book keeper
    Charles E.E. Bryant, M, Nephew, single, age 18, born Adalaide, Australia; occupation: butcher
    Sarah Ann Waters, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation Domestic Servant

59 High StreetAlfred Gower, M, Head, married, age 57, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: chemist and wine and spirit merchant
    Susan Gower, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Joseph R. Gower, M, Son, single, age 21, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: chemist's assistant
    Edward T. Gower, M, Son, single, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: chemist's assistant
    George P.R. Gower, M, Son, single, age 16, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: grocer's apprentice
    Rose Batchelor, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: general servant

57 High StreetFrancis E. East, M, Head, married, age 41, born Bermondsey, Middlesex, employs 30 hands; occupation: draper and outfitter tailor
    Hannah East, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Guildford, Surrey
    Francis T. East, M, Son, age 15, born Bloomsbury, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Laura East, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Herbert J. East, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Amelia May, F, Servant, single, age 18, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: cook
    Ellen Jenner, F, Servant, single, age 18, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    Ralph H. Reggisick, M, Assistant, single, age 28, born Alton, Hampshire; occupation Draper's shopman
    Emma M.A. Bing, F, Assistant, single, age 24, born Town Hardres, Kent, occupation: draper's shopwoman
    Jane Pennells, F, Shopwoman, single, age 26, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation Draper's shopwoman
    Emily M. Teesware, F, Shopwoman, single, age 14, born Aldgate, Middlesex; occupation Drapers Apprentice
    Ellen J. Baisingthwaite, F, Shopwoman, single, age 22, born Hemsworth, Norfolk, occupation: draper's shopwoman
    Agnes E. Green, F, Shopwoman, single, age 21, born Septon, Worcester; occupation: draper's shopwoman
    Anna M. Smith, F, Milliner, single, age 30, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: draper's milliner
    Louisa Moore, F, Milliner, single, age 21, born Camberwell, Surrey; occupation: draper's milliner
    John M. Gammon, M, Apprentice, age 18, born Bermondsey, Surrey; occupation: drapers apprentice
    William G. Smith, M, Other, single, age 24, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: tailor outfitter shopman
    Charles Edwards, M, Clerk, single, age 32, born Bloomsbury, Middlesex; occupation: draper's clerk
    Emma Johnson, F, Dressmaker, single, age 34, born Emsworth, Hampshire; occupation: dressmaker

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