The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Speldhurst that includes the Common, the Parade, Eridge Road, Hungershall Park and Nevill Park
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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

1Belleville, The CommonEllen Wheelhouse, F, Head, widowed, age 49, born Chryston, Scotland; occupation Lodginghouse Keeper
    Frederick H. Wheelhouse, M, Son, age 9, born Shipbourne, Kent
    George W. Wheelhouse, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    John Wm. Spiller Watkin, M, Lodger, married, age 62, born Bodmin, Cornwall; occupation Clergyman without Care of Souls
    Harriett Watkin, F, Lodger, married, age 62, born Westminster, London

1St Helena, The CommonPhoebe Curtis, F, Head, single, age 28, born Churchover, Warwick; occupation: cook
    Mary A. Barratt, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Dodington, Kent, occupation: nurse

1Out Cottage, The CommonGeorge Jeffery, M, Head, widowed, age 65, born Speldhurst, Kent

1Gibraltar, The CommonHarriett Akehurst, F, Head, married, age 53, born Mereworth, Kent; occupation: cook
    Arthur Akehurst, M, Son, age 13, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: errand boy

1Mount Edgecombe, The CommonMary A. Chapman, F, Head, single, age 43, born Chiddingstone, Kent, occupation: housekeeper
    Fanny E. Chapman, F, Sister, single, age 26, born Chiddingstone, Kent, occupation: milliner
    Alice A. Leigh, F, Cousin, single, age 11, born Bough Beach, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Ellen Constable, F, Cousin, single, age 22, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: parlour maid
    Lucy Bennett, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Mark X, Sussex, occupation: kitchenmaid
    Wm. Price Moore, M, Boarder, married, age 45, born St George By St Pauls; occupation: proctor, registrary the faculty office
    Sarah Moore, F, Boarder, married, age 42, born Widcombe, Somerset
    George Osborne Moore, M, Boarder, single, age 37, born St Georges By St Pauls, Middlesex; occupation: barrister at law and retired commander royal navy
    Lewis Munro, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born St Aubyns, Jersey, Channel Islands; occupation: 2nd lieutenant, 87th regiment
    Charles Wm. Wood, M, Lodger, married, age 37, born (British Subj), France; occupation Independent
    Henry M. Wood, M, Lodger, single, age 9, born London
    Francis R. Wood, M, Lodger, single, age 4, born London
    Hannah Lingard, F, Lodger, single, age 32, born Stafford; occupation: nurse

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