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

28Langton VillaLousia Crossley, F, Head, widowed, age 65, born Yoxall, Stafford; occupation: independent
    Caroline Thomas, F, Servant, single, age 63, born Firle, Sussex; occupation Domestic servant
    Ellen Nicholas, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Nutley, Sussex; occupation Domestic servant
    Abraham Fumult, M, Servant, single, age 25, born Nutley, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant

28Langton New TownRowland Fry, M, Head, single, age 20, born Groombridge, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

28Langton New TownEliza Fayers, F, Head, widowed, age 57, born Groombridge, Sussex; occupation: laundress
    Sarah Stevenson, F, Daughter, married, age 31, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: visitor
    Rosa Fayers, F, Granddaughter, single, age 18, born Langton, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    James Fayers, M, Grandson, age 9, born Langton, Kent; occupation: scholar

28Langton New TownFrances Piddlesden, F, Head, widowed, age 59, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: laundress
    Lucy Piddlesden, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Park Corner Groombridge; occupation: laundress

28Langton New TownCharles Bodkin, M, Head, married, age 34, born Yalding, Kent, occupation: grocer
    Sarah J. Bodkin, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Loughborough, Leicester, occupation: grocer
    Charles Bodkin, M, Son, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Ernest Bodkin, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Arthur Bodkin, M, Son, age 8, born Tun Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Henry Bodkin, M, Son, age 6, born Tun Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Nellie Bodkin, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tun Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Mary A. Jennier, F, Servant, single, age 13, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation: servant
    Wm. Young, M, Lodger, widowed, age 65, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Farm labourer

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