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

71 Vale RoadWilliam D. Dawes, M, Head, married, age 50, born Reigate, Surrey; occupation: railway station master
    Harriett Dawes, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Folkestone, Kent
    Eliza N. Dawes, F, Daughter, age 10, born New Cross, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Lydia J. Dawes, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Richard E. Dawes, M, Son, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Anne Skinner, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Tudely, Kent; occupation: servant

73 Vale RoadThomas Wenham, M, Head, married, age 62, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Railway sub inspector of permanent way
    Ann S. Wenham, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Charles Wenham, M, Son, single, age 18, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Boiler Smith Labourer
    Minnie Wenham, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar

75 Vale RoadSamuel Hayward, M, Head, married, age 34, born Frittenden, Kent; occupation: railway ticket collector
    Lucy Hayward, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Boughton-Minchelsea, Kent

77 Vale RoadWilliam Gibbs, M, Head, married, age 30, born Sedlescombe, Sussex; occupation: railway switch and points man
    Ann Gibbs, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Sedlescombe, Sussex
    James Maynard, M, Brother, age 11, born Rye, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Fred Balcombe, M, Boarder Lodger, single, age 18, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: engine cleaner

79 Vale RoadWilliam Cripps, M, Head, married, age 39, born Camberwell, Surrey; occupation: railway porter
    Elizabeth Cripps, F, Wife, age 36, born Yalding, Kent
    Edith Cripps, F, Daughter, age 11, born East Malling, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Harry Cripps, M, Son, age 9, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frank Cripps, M, Son, age 7, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jack Cripps, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rose Cripps, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tunbridge, Kent

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