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

3623 Strawberry ValeWilliam Whibley, M, Head, married, age 43, born Kent; occupation Railway engine stoker
    Caroline Whibley, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Australia
    Alice Whibley, F, Daughter, age 11, born Strood, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Kate Whibley, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    William Whibley, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    James Thomas, M, Nephew, single, age 17, born Brompton, Kent; occupation Errand Boy

361 Woodbine PlaceEdwin Polhill, M, Head, married, age 33, born Ewhurst, Sussex; occupation Railway Engine Driver
    Eliza Polhill, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Tunbridge, Kent

362 Woodbine PlaceWilliam Wakeman, M, Head, married, age 36, born Plaxtol, Kent; occupation Railway Signalman
    Matilda Wakeman, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Hackney, Middlesex
    Laurence Knell, M, Boarder, single, age 27, born Capel, Kent; occupation: railway fireman

363 Woodbine PlaceGeorge Bailey, M, Head, married, age 40, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: railway signalman
    Jane Bailey, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Great Dunmow, Essex
    Albert Bailey, M, Son, single, age 17, born Poplar, Middlesex; occupation: railway lampman
    Kirby Bailey, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

364 Woodbine PlaceDaniel Link, M, Head, married, age 27, born Great Chart, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary A. Link, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Bethersden, Kent
    Mary A. Link, F, Daughter, age 4, born Great Chart, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rose Link, F, Daughter, age 2, born Ashford, Kent
    Daniel Link, M, Son, age 2 w, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Eliza Hawkell, F, Mother, married, age 52, born Bethersden, Kent; occupation: nurse

365 Woodbine PlaceJohn Harvey, M, Head, married, age 25, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Alice Harvey, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Harriet Harvey, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Alice Harvey, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Edward Poole, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Headcorn, Kent; occupation Railway platelayer

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