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

23101 Vale RoadMary Brown, F, Head, widowed, age 75, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: laundress
    Hannah Wisdom, F, Cousin, widowed, age 71, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: laundress

23102 Vale RoadCharles Hubble, M, Head, married, age 37, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: painter
    Charles Hubble, M, Son, age 14, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: school teacher
    Helena Hubble, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

23103 Vale RoadShadrack Weller, M, Head, married, age 54, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Mercy Weller, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Hadlow, Kent
    Richard Killick, M, Boarder, married, age 30, born Hornsey, Middlesex; occupation: farm labourer
    Harriott Killick, F, Boarder, married, age 21, born Tudely, Kent
    Elizabeth Skinner, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Arthur Card, M, Nursechild, age 1, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Ann Melmouth, F, Boarder, widowed, age 69, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: nurse

23104 Vale RoadWalter Hollands, M, Head, widowed, age 63, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: cab owner and mail contractor
    Maria Hollands, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

231 Orphan Place, Vale RoadJeffrey Larkin, M, Head, married, age 45, born Capel, Kent; occupation: telegraph labourer
    Esther Larkin, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Pembury, Kent
    Mary Larkin, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Capel, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Jeffrey Larkin, M, Son, single, age 20, born Capel, Kent; occupation: railway engine cleaner
    George E. Larkin, M, Son, single, age 17, born Capel, Kent; occupation: telegraph labourer
    James Larkin, M, Son, age 13, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Thomas Larkin, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    John S. Larkin, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ernest H. Larkin, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

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