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

3128 Priory RowSarah Lucas, F, Head, widowed, age 30, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: charwoman
    Charles Lucas, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Albert Lucas, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah A. Lucas, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Bessie Lucas, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

3130 Priory RowHenry Honess, M, Head, widowed, age 71, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Ann Honess, F, Daughter, single, age 50, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

3132 Priory RowRobert Bristow, M, Head, married, age 70, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: shoemaker
    Eliza Bristow, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Tom Bristow, M, Son, single, age 44, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: carter

3136 Priory RowRobert Sewell, M, Head, married, age 56, born Durham, Durham; occupation: railway engine smith
    Thomasin Sewell, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Durham, Durham

3138 Priory RowMary Batchelor, F, Head, widowed, age 69, born Chiddingstone, Kent, occupation: housekeeper
    John Batchelor, M, Son, single, age 33, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: brick maker

3142 Priory RowAnn Stapley, F, Head, widowed, age 69, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: washerwoman

3144 Priory RowPaul Warner, M, Head, widowed, age 73, born Chelsfield, Kent; occupation Ostler
    Caroline Warner, F, Daughter, single, age 39, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Laundress

3146 Priory RowGeorge Neal, M, Head, married, age 70, born Tudely, Kent; occupation Farm labourer
    Sarah Neal, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Tunbridge, Kent

3148 Priory RowGeorge Smith, M, Head, married, age 34, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: brewers labourer
    Mary A. Smith, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Hadlow, Kent
    George F. Smith, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frank W.J. Smith, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ernest R. Smith, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge, Kent
    James Cane, M, Boarder, single, age 24, born Sandhurst, Kent; occupation: railway labourer
    Bessie M. Bedford, F, Nursechild, age 8 m, born Tunbridge, Kent

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