The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tonbridge, Kent Census
That part of the parish of Tonbridge that includes Somerhill and the Hastings Road
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]
Sheet    Place    Census entry
1Somerhill, Lodge Oak LaneEphraim Wicks, M, Head, married, age 30, born Ickborough, Norfolk; occupation Servant
1Somerhill StableGeorge Wm. Buckwell, M, Head, married, age 24, born Ashford, Middlesex, occupation: coachman
1Gardeners House, SomerhillThomas Hopgood, M, Head, married, age 58, born Kilkhampton, Cornwall; occupation: head gardener
2Park Farm, SomerhillGeorge Lipscomb, M, Head, married, age 27, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: assistant farm bailiff
2Shepherds Lodge, SomerhillReuben Towner, M, Head, widowed, age 44, born Tudely, Kent; occupation: shepherd
21 Park Farm Cottages, SomerhillHenry S. Walter, M, Head, married, age 53, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Labourer
22 Park Farm Cottages, SomerhillWilliam Dadson, M, Head, married, age 59, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: carter
2Knowles BankJohn Wm. Finch, M, Head, married, age 44, born Sandgate, Kent; occupation: retired major
3Kenward Cottage, Capel LaneGeorge Carter, M, Head, married, age 36, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
3Knowles Bank Lodge, Capel LaneGeorge Coleman, M, Head, married, age 50, born Wymondam, Norfolk; occupation: farm bailiff
31 Forest Cottages, near PemburyGeorge W. Grover, M, Head, married, age 23, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: labourer
32 Forest Cottages, near PemburyJohn Edwd. Baldock, M, Head, married, age 25, born Pembury, Kent, occupation: farm labourer
4Woodsgate HouseMatthew Chas. Dixon, M, Head, married, age 60, born (British Subject), France; occupation: retired major general
4Woodsgate HouseJohn Parkes, M, Head, married, age 32, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation Gardener
4Sandhill Farm, Hastings RoadWilliam Parker, M, Head, married, age 69, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer
4Yew Tree Farm, Hastings RoadWilliam Figgett, M, Head, married, age 62, born Tunbridge, Kent, employs 2 men; occupation: farmer
4Fairthorn, Hastings RoadJonathon Brenchley, M, Head, married, age 51, born Otterden, Kent, employs 3 men, occupation: smith
5Fairthorn House, Hastings RoadGeorge Pack, M, Head, married, age 51, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Wheelwright
51 Burgess Hill Cottage, Hastings RoadThomas Clifton, M, Head, married, age 63, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: woodman
52 Burgess Hill Cottage, Hastings RoadFred Dadson, M, Head, married, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
5Upper Lodge, Somerhill, Hastings RoadSpencer Maddox, M, Head, married, age 26, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: under gamekeeper
5Fish Lodge, SomerhillGriffin Fletcher, M, Head, married, age 37, born Oxford, Oxford; occupation: head gamekeeper
6Fish Lodge Cottage, SomerhillEdward Cooke, M, Head, single, age 26, born Little Hereford, Hereford; occupation: gamekeeper
6Middle Lodge House, SomerhillWilliam Lawrence, M, Head, widowed, age 39, born Tudely, Kent; occupation: under gardener
6Town Lodge House, Somerhill, Hastings RoadJames Sonced, M, Head, married, age 50, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourer

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