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

1117 The ParadeHenry Selden, M, Head, married, age 52, born Folkestone; occupation: licensed victualler
    Keziah Selden, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Eastwell
    Mary Selden, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Tenterden, Kent
    Richard Brook, M, Boarder, single, age 84, born Eastwell
    Emma Sands, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

1121 The ParadeGeorge Mercer, M, Head, married, age 35, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Master Tailor
    Mary Ann Mercer, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Annie A. Mercer, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Flora A. Mercer, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Lililian R. Mercer, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    George R. Hewett, M, Apprentice, single, age 18, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: tailor's apprentice

1121 The ParadeJames Bishop, M, Head, married, age 38, born Witney, Oxford; occupation: commercial traveller
    Annie Bishop, F, Wife, married, age 32, born (British Subject), Mauritius
    D'Arcy Bishop, M, Son, age 7, born Kiddlington, Oxford; occupation: scholar

1123 The ParadeGeorge Hollamby, M, Head, married, age 51, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: Tunbridgeware manufacturer
    Ann Hollamby, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: eatinghouse keeper
    Emily Jane Hollamby, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: waitress
    Augusta Hollamby, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: waitress
    Alfred E. Kingsnorth, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: general draper
    Thomas D. Jackson, M, Boarder, single, age 31, born Rolvenden, Kent; occupation: general draper
    Kate Wenter, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Newhaven, Sussex; occupation Domestic Servant
    Richard Charles, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Erith, Kent; occupation: auctioneer's clerk
    Walter B. Tubbs, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born London, Middlesex; occupation Commercial Clerk

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