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

294 Priory RowWilliam Lucas, M, Head, married, age 37, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: railway platelayer
    Jane Lucas, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Fletching, Sussex
    Fred Lucas, M, Son, age 11, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Lucas, M, Son, age 8, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Horace Lucas, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ada Lucas, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent

296 Priory RowHenry Brotherwood, M, Head, married, age 60, born Capel, Kent, occupation: farm labourer
    Oliva Brotherwood, F, Wife, married, age 54, born East Peckham, Kent
    Harriet Brotherwood, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Capel, Kent, occupation: dressmaker
    Henry Brotherwood, M, Son, single, age 28, born Capel, Kent, occupation: farm labourer
    Albert Brotherwood, M, Son, single, age 17, born Capel, Kent, occupation: farm labourer
    James Maynard, M, Boarder, single, age 90, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

2910 Priory RowHenry Prall, M, Head, married, age 26, born Tudley, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
    Celia Prall, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Lamberhurst, Kent

2912 Priory RowJohn Beale, M, Head, married, age 44, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: labourer
    Emma Beale, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Hadlow, Kent
    Annie Beale, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Tunbridge, Kent, unemployed, occupation: domestic servant

2914 Priory RowMercy Hawkins, F, Head, widowed, age 50, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: washerwoman
    Thomas Hawkins, M, Son, single, age 24, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: stableman
    Albert Hawkins, M, Son, single, age 20, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Ellen Hawkins, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Tunbridge, Kent, handicap: idiot

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