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]

Census sheets
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

2Mount Edgecombe Cottage, The CommonMinna Williams, F, Head, widowed, age 32, born Edinburgh, Scotland
    Sophie Russell, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Ashford, Kent; occupation Cook
    Margaret Marsh, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Gravesend, Kent; occupation: housemaid

2Ephraim Villa, The CommonElizabeth Hodge, F, Head, widowed, age 69, born N K, Middlesex; occupation: housekeeper

2Ephraim Villa, The CommonAnn Hodge, F, Head, single, age 22, born Cumberland, Wales; occupation: domestic servant

2Romanoff Lodge, The CommonPhoebe Payne, F, Head, widowed, age 48, born Mannsden, Essex; occupation: cook
    Ann Hoadley, F, Visitor, widowed, age 62, born Brighton, Sussex
    Phoebe Whybrow, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Mannsden, Essex; occupation Housemaid

2Exeter Villa, The CommonIsabella Smale, F, Head, widowed, age 41, born Ealing, Hampshire; occupation: lodginghouse keeper
    Annie M. Green, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: general servant

224 London RoadFredk. Wm. Ellis, M, Head, married, age 32, born Alfriston, Sussex; occupation: private schoolmaster (42 boys)
    Emma Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Dover, Kent
    Emma A. Ellis, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Helen M. Ellis, F, Daughter, age 10 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Emma Ellis, F, Mother, married, age 60, born Warbleton, Sussex
    Rebecca Austen, F, Servant, widowed, age 56, born East Farleigh, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Mary Ann M. Austen, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

223 London RoadWalter Alford, M, Head, married, age 30, born Kingston; occupation: lodginghouse keeper
    Ellen Alford, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Bloxford
    Walter Alford, M, Son, age 6, born Bournemouth; occupation: scholar
    Ernest Alford, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ellen Alford, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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