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

1540 Vale RoadGeorge Bennett, M, Head, married, age 34, born Wrotham, Kent, occupation: carman
    Ann Bennett, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Wrotham, Kent
    Emily Bennett, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Florence M. Bennett, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Henry Bennett, M, Son, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent

1542 Vale RoadHarriett Haselden, F, Head, widowed, age 56, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: needle woman
    Sophia Haselden, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Annie Haselden, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Richard Goldsmith, M, Boarder, widowed, age 66, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: gardener

1544 Vale RoadWilliam Gower, M, Head, married, age 36, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: carter
    Mary A. Gower, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Rainham, Kent
    Ann E. Gower, F, Daughter, age 13, born Milton, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William H. Gower, M, Son, age 11, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Emily S. Gower, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

1546 Vale RoadGeorge King, M, Head, married, age 44, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: grocer
    Harriett King, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Brighton, Sussex
    George E. King, M, Son, single, age 15, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: bookstall assistant
    Charles S. King, M, Son, age 11, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rose E. King, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

1548 Vale RoadJohn Poile, M, Head, married, age 68, born Eboney, Kent; occupation Retired Farmer
    Martha Poile, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Stone, Kent
    Jane H. Poile, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Eboney, Kent; occupation Milliner
    Harriett Loader, F, Aunt, widowed, age 71, born Stone, Kent

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