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
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  
11  12     14  15  16  17  18  19  20  
21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  
31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  
41  42  43  44                    
Sheet    Place    Census entry

1539 The ParadeElizabeth Hancock, F, Head, widowed, age 37, born Chelmsford, Essex; occupation: tobacconist
    Alfred A. Hancock, M, Son, single, age 16, born Stratford, Essex; occupation: printer's apprentice
    Robert J. Hancock, M, Son, age 14, born Mile End, London; occupation: printer's apprentice
    Adelaide A.M. Hancock, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Charles Hancock, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth E. Bishop, F, Niece, single, age 17, born Stratford, Essex; occupation: tobacconist's shop assistant

1541 The ParadeEdward Thos. Hughes, M, Head, single, age 31, born Pluckley, Kent; occupation: grocer
    Frederick Adams, M, Assistant, single, age 22, born Sarre, Kent; occupation: grocer assistant
    Walter H. Clark, M, Assistant, single, age 22, born Marden, Kent; occupation: grocer assistant
    Albert Reynolds, M, Assistant, single, age 18, born Petworth, Sussex; occupation Grocer Assistant
    Sarah Crittenden, F, Housekeeper, single, age 60, born Hailsham, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper

1545 The ParadeWilliam Duerth, M, Head, married, age 43, born Suffolk; occupation: upholsterer
    Jane Duerth, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Brighton, Sussex
    Frederick Duerth, M, Son, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Mabel Ankett, F, Niece, single, age 15, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: general servant
    George Ankett, M, Nephew, single, age 14, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: general servant

1547 The ParadeJane Howard, F, Head, single, age 45, born Hadleigh, Suffolk; occupation: school mistress
    Emma Howard, F, Sister, single, age 47, born Hadleigh, Suffolk; occupation: school mistress
    Elizabeth Bearsby, F, Sister, widowed, age 51, born Hadleigh, Suffolk; occupation: housekeeper
    Ernest Bearsby, M, Nephew, single, age 28, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: draper
    Bertha Williams, F, Boarder, single, age 23, born Plaxtol, Kent; occupation Assistant school mistress

The Weald is at  Database version 13.6 which has ongoing updates to the 393,326 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,308 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 248 books loaded in the previous version

Fasthosts web site  
British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Family History Group  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

of the