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

11Station Square, 41 Vale RoadRichard Foster, M, Head, married, age 76, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: telegraph wire worker
    Mary A. Foster, F, Wife, married, age 70, born East Dereham, Norfolk
    Anne E. Knight, F, Neice, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

11Station Square, 43 Vale RoadHenry Elphick, M, Head, married, age 30, born Hove, Sussex; occupation: railway porter
    Jane Elphick, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Alice E. Elphick, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born Tunbridge, Kent

11Station Square, 45 Vale RoadGeorge Kinchen, M, Head, married, age 29, born Windsor, Berkshire; occupation: railway stoker
    Louisa Kinchen, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Ham St, Kent
    Alice Kinchen, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hastings, Sussex
    Edith Kinchen, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hastings, Sussex
    George Kinchen, M, Son, age 6, born Hastings, Sussex
    Emily Kinchen, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Albert Kinchen, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Arthur Kinchen, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge, Kent

112 Vale RoadHenry West, M, Head, married, age 30, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Plumber and Painter
    Martha West, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Martha R. West, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    William H. West, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar

114 Vale RoadThomas R. Brotherwood, M, Head, married, age 24, born Capel, Kent, occupation: fireman at waterworks
    Caroline Brotherwood, F, Wife, age 24, born Tudely, Kent
    Bertha Brotherwood, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Thomas R. Brotherwood, M, Son, age 3 m, born Tunbridge, Kent

116 Vale RoadNamoni Franks, F, Head, widowed, age 69, born Stockwell, Surrey; occupation: retired actress

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