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

744 & 46 The ParadeWilliam S. Parker, M, Head, married, age 35, born Louth, Lincoln, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation: confectioner
    Mary Parker, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Uffculme, Devon
    Miriam Owen, F, Assistant, single, age 25, born Basingstoke, Hampshire; occupation Shopwoman
    Annie H. Oliver, F, Assistant, single, age 16, born Starcross, Devon; occupation: shopwoman
    Catherine R. Blunt, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Lamberhurst, Kent, occupation: general servant

748 The ParadeAmy Pratt, F, Head, single, age 73, born Ryborough, Norfolk; occupation: housekeeper
    Lydia Pratt, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: general servant
    Edward T. Simmonds, M, Nephew, single, age 16, born City, London; occupation: reporter

740 The ParadeEdward H. Booty, M, Head, single, age 20, born Middlesex, occupation: draper's clerk
    William Clare, M, Assistant, single, age 23, born Cheltenham, Gloucester; occupation: draper's assistant
    James Butcher, M, Assistant, single, age 25, born Sharpentor, Bedford, occupation: draper's assistant
    John Blackie, M, Assistant, single, age 22, born London, Middlesex, occupation: cabinet assistant

768 The ParadeRichard Pelton, M, Head, married, age 47, born Dartford, Kent, employs 7 men and 10 boys; occupation Printer
    Mary M. Pelton, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Ethel T. Polton, F, Daughter, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Mabel E. Polton, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Richard L. Polton, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Aubey S. Polton, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Mary Polton, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Edith Polton, F, Niece, single, age 18, born Dartford, Kent
    Annie J. Bayes, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Bromley, Kent, occupation: domestic servant
    Elenor A. Gibbs, F, Servant, age 14, born Sittingbourne, Kent; occupation: nursemaid

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