The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Speldhurst that includes Langton New Town and Langton Green
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

16Dornden CottageThomas Head, M, Head, married, age 70, born Chiddington, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Hannah Head, F, Wife, married, age 71, born Perfood, Surrey

16Lodge HouseHenry Wren, M, Head, married, age 45, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Jane Wren, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Frant, Sussex

16HolmwoodJohn Js. Barrow, M, Head, married, age 51, born (NBS), Spain, occupation: justice of the peace
    Dorotha Barrow, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Crediton, Devon
    Neva C. Barrow, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Copner W. Barrow, M, Son [1st marriage], single, age 21, born Southwell, Nottingham, occupation: undergraduate
    Henry A. Alexander, M, Nephew, single, age 20, born Ganton, York, occupation: surveyor
    Eliza Heigho, F, Servant, widowed, age 32, born Coleshill, Berkshire; occupation: cook
    Wm. Jobbins, M, Servant, married, age 31, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: butler
    Eliz. Kemp, F, Servant, widowed, age 62, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: nurse
    Sophia Bearn, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Wallboro, Devon, occupation: nurse
    Fanny Wright, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation Housemaid
    Elizabeth Barten, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: kitchenmaid
    Elizabeth Fuller, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: housemaid
    E.B. Saunders, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Yardley, Warwick; occupation: footman
    Annie B. Radley, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Paddington, Middlesex; occupation Kitchenmaid

16Waggons GateWm. Childs, M, Head, married, age 42, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: waggoner
    Naomi Childs, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Penshurst, Kent
    Ernest Childs, M, Son, single, age 15, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Rosa Childs, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Penshurst, Kent
    Eli Childs, M, Son, age 12, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: waggoner's mate
    Horace Childs, M, Son, age 11, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Florence Childs, F, Daughter, age 9, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Isabella Childs, F, Daughter, age 5, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Beatrice Childs, F, Daughter, age 1, born Speldhurst, Kent
    John Childs, M, Son, age 1 m, born Speldhurst, Kent

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