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

2082 Vale RoadJohn Smith, M, Head, married, age 33, born Wye, Kent; occupation: rural postman
    Thirza Smith, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Mereworth, Kent
    Augusta Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah A. Smith, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ada Smith, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sidney Smith, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge, Kent

2083 Vale RoadIsaac Funnell, M, Head, married, age 23, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: railway platelayer
    Jane Funnell, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Chawton, Hampshire
    Daisy J. Funnell, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge, Kent

2084 Vale RoadAnn Cheeseman, F, Head, widowed, age 61, born Sevenoaks, Kent, unemployed
    Jane Cheeseman, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    James Phillips, M, Boarder, single, age 17, born Higham, Kent; occupation Railway Porter

2085 Vale RoadThomas Foster, M, Head, married, age 23, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: railway porter
    Harriett Foster, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Ashburnham, Sussex
    Emily Foster, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent
    William Foster, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge, Kent

2086 Vale RoadMary Lambert, F, Head, widowed, age 68, born Town Malling, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Elizabeth Lambert, F, Daughter, widowed, age 27, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: laundress

2087 Vale RoadWalter Neal, M, Head, married, age 29, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation Carman
    Jane Neal, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Westerham, Kent
    Ellen Neal, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    George W. Neal, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Walter Neal, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Albert E. Neal, M, Son, age 9 m, born Tunbridge, Kent

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