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

34Langton New TownJane Thorpe, F, Head, widowed, age 51, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Factory hand
    Herbert Thorpe, M, Son, age 17, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Baker's boy
    Thom.H. Thorpe, M, Son, age 15, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Factory Boy

34LangtonJs. Gibbs, M, Head, married, age 49, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Sarah Gibbs, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Tun Wells, Kent
    George Gibbs, M, Son, single, age 22, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Edith Gibbs, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

34Spring BankEdmund A. Bendoll, M, Head, married, age 45, born Debenham, Suffolk, occupation: carpenter
    Maria Bendoll, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Harleston, Norfolk
    Lizzie Bendoll, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hillsey, Hampshire, occupation: scholar
    Wm. Bendoll, M, Son, age 9, born Aldershot, Hampshire, occupation: scholar
    Lilly Bendoll, F, Daughter, age 3, born Sheerness, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Nellie Bendoll, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born Sheerness, Kent

34Spring Bank, LangtonBenj. Mackay, M, Head, single, age 38, born Scotland; occupation: farm bailiff

34Langton O Villa 2Jesse Betterton, M, Head, married, age 31, born Up Slaughter, Gloucester, occupation: coachman
    Mary Betterton, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Hog Pound, Berkshire
    John J. Betterton, M, Son, age 2, born Paddington, Middlesex
    Wm.J. Betterton, M, Son, age 1, born Reigate, Surrey

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