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

418 London RoadGeorge Card, M, Head, married, age 30, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: fly proprietor
    Sarah Card, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Rochester, Kent
    Arthur G.H. Card, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Sidney Thos. Card, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frances Watson, F, Adopted daughter, age 11, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Charles C. Newman, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: butchers assistant
    Daniel J. Davies, M, Boarder, single, age 31, born Gloucester; occupation: newspaper editor

4Font Hill, The CommonEdward Elliott, M, Head, widowed, age 63, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, employs 9 men; occupation: coach maker
    Elizabeth U. Elliott, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Clara E. Elliott, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Hastings, Sussex
    Charlotte Izzard, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Crowboro, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    John Whittington, M, Lodger, married, age 53, born Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire; occupation Coach maker
    Emily H. Whittington, F, Lodger, single, age 20, born Hastings, Sussex
    Albert E. Whittington, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation Solicitor's clerk

42 The ParadeSamuel Higham, M, Father, married, age 64, born Wenbaston, Suffolk; occupation: retired draper
    Fanny Higham, F, Mother, married, age 55, born Newhaven, Sussex
    Frank Higham, M, Head, single, age 29, born Sandwich, Kent; occupation: hosier
    George Wm. Higham, M, Brother, single, age 18, born Faversham, Kent; occupation: no occupation
    William Saunders, M, Shopman, single, age 26, born Dorstone, Gloucester; occupation: hosier's assistant
    Charles Marsh, M, Shopman, single, age 21, born Combe Keynes, Dorset; occupation: hosier's assistant
    Maria A. Goodwin, F, Servant, single, age 46, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

44 The ParadeJane Luck, F, Head, widowed, age 58, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: china and glass merchant
    Maria Luck, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: assistant merchant
    George Luck, M, Son, single, age 29, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: clerk
    Ellen Moor, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

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