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

1011 The ParadeAlfred Nicholson, M, Head, married, age 47, born Beckingham, Nottingham; occupation Chemist
    Rachel H. Nicholson, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Norwood, Surrey
    Gilbert Nicholson, M, Son, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Theodore Nicholson, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Andrew Nicholson, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Mary Nicholson, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Constance E. Langley, F, Visitor, single, age 28, born Scaldwell, Northampton
    Elizabeth Hazeldine, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: general servant
    Samuel V. Brook, M, Assistant, single, age 20, born Colchester, Essex; occupation: chemist's assistant

1013 The ParadeWilliam Jas. Biggs, M, Head, married, age 36, born Devizes, Wiltshire, occupation: grocer and wine merchant
    Ann Elizth. Biggs, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Devizes, Wiltshire
    William P. Biggs, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    James A. Biggs, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Edward H. Biggs, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Ellen G. Biggs, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Alfred E. Biggs, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Annie M. Biggs, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Mary Ann Gower, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Caroline Peckham, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Hadlow Down, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Thomas Griffin, M, Assistant, single, age 19, born Honiton, Devon; occupation: grocer's assistant
    Henry B. Jefferies, M, Assistant, single, age 14, born Dauntsey, Wiltshire; occupation: grocer's apprentice

1015 The ParadeWilliam Meggy, M, Head, married, age 34, born Maidenhead, Berkshire; occupation: fruiterer
    Catherine Meggy, F, Wife, married, age 33, born London
    Annie Kate Meggy, F, Daughter, age 9 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Henry A. Asprey, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Siddow Warren Farm, Warwick; occupation: grocer's assistant
    Richard Merry, M, Lodger, married, age 50, born Kent; occupation: butcher
    Emma Merry, F, Lodger, married, age 50, born Warwick
    Annie Cripps, F, Lodger, single, age 21, born Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Ellen Jenner, F, Lodger, single, age 18, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant

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