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

40Etherington Hill Rooms at C HouseWm. Spackman, M, Head, married, age 29, born Addeley, Essex; occupation: coachman
    Caroline Spackman, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Penshurst, Kent
    Laura B. Spackman, F, Daughter, age 4, born Penshurst, Kent
    Wm.B. Spackman, M, Son, age 2, born Penshurst, Kent

40Rusthall, SpeldhurstRich. L. B. Cowell, M, Head, married, age 42, born Inverness, Scotland; occupation: major of H.M. army
    Harriett E. Cowell, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Robt.H. Cowell, M, Son, age 14, born Speldhurst, Kent
    John C. Cowell, M, Son, age 11, born Gosport, Hampshire
    Wm. Cowell, M, Son, age 9, born Brighton, Sussex
    Arthur Cowell, M, Son, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Edward Cowell, M, Son, age 4, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Mercy Grigsby, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Hannah Weller, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

40Cottage, Small BrookWm. Barber, M, Head, widowed, age 79, born Lamberhurst, Sussex, occupation: independent

40Cottage, B HillHenry Avis, M, Head, married, age 46, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary J. Avis, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Penshurst, Kent
    Arthur Avis, M, Son, age 14, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Wm.A. Avis, M, Son, age 10, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Robbing Avis, M, Son, age 8, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Fred. Avis, M, Son, age 5, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Albert G. Avis, M, Son, age 3, born Speldhurst, Kent

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