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

38BroomlandsWm.Eagle Bott, M, Head, widowed, age 58, born Edgaston, Warwick, occupation: shipowner and broker
    Gertrude H. Bott, F, Daughter, married, age 26, born Westminster
    Margaret A. E. Bott, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Grimsby, Lincoln
    Alice J.E. Bott, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Penge, Surrey
    Dorothy Schlesinger, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Newcastle, Northumberland
    Annie Davis, F, Servant, single, age 42, born Glamorgan, Wales; occupation: housekeeper
    Sarah J. Clark, F, Servant, single, age 42; occupation: nurse
    Elizabeth Dein, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Winchmore H., Buckingham; occupation: cook
    Harriett Jones, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Pontefro, Shropshire; occupation: lady's maid
    Emily L. Brown, F, Servant, single, age 20; occupation: maid

38DorndenEdwin Walter, M, Head, married, age 29, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation Gardener
    Margaret Walter, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Hollesley, Suffolk
    E.Jno. Walter, M, Son, age 2, born Sevenoaks, Kent
    Charlotte E. Walter, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born Tun Wells, Kent

38Cottage, LangtonEd. Couchman, M, Head, married, age 37, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: painter
    Ellen Couchman, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Bidboro, Kent
    Nellie Couchman, F, Daughter, age 6, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Couchman, M, Son, age 1, born Langton, Kent
    Eliza Goodwin, F, Cousin, single, age 40, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Harriett Henry, F, Cousin, married, age 38, born Penshurst, Kent
    Wm. Henry, M, Cousin, age 5, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Harry Henry, M, Cousin, age 1, born Leigh, Kent

38Rocks FarmWm. Young, M, Head, married, age 67, born Tunbridge, Kent, out of business
    Jane Young, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Lidmore, Kent

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