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

25Stone CottageWm. Jno. Waite, M, Head, married, age 33, born Overton, Wiltshire; occupation: gamekeeper
    Harriett Waite, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Reading Emborne
    Harriett Sophia Waite, F, Daughter, age 4, born Reading Emborne
    Wm. Richd. Waite, M, Son, age 3, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Geo. Waite, M, Son, age 1, born Speldhurst, Kent

25CottageStorey Ready, M, Head, married, age 75, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Former stone mason
    Sarah Ready, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Cowden, Kent; occupation Former laundress

25CottageJames Hartridge, M, Head, widowed, age 69, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Alice Hartridge, F, Granddaughter, age 14, born Pembury, Kent
    Jane Edwards, F, Daughter, widowed, age 40, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    Henry Edwards, M, Grandson, age 9, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ernest Paine, M, Boarder, age 18 m, born Godstone, Surrey; occupation: nurse child

25CottageEmma Longley, F, Head, widowed, age 43, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Wm. J. Longley, M, Son, age 13, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Fred. Longley, M, Son, age 8, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Hy. Thos. Longley, M, Son, age 6, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Gibbs, F, Sister, single, age 45, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: laundress

25Went Farm CottageThomas Tester, M, Head, married, age 45, born E Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: labourer
    Charlotte Tester, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Ashurst, Kent
    Jesse Hy. Tester, M, Son, age 15, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: grocer's servant
    Amelia C. Tester, F, Daughter, age 13, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Arthur G. Tester, M, Son, age 10, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Eliz.L. Tester, F, Daughter, age 8, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frank V. Tester, M, Son, age 5, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice A. Tester, F, Daughter, age 2, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Infant Tester, M, Son, age 5 d, born Speldhurst, Kent

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