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

17Neville Lodge, The ParadeMary S. Strange, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born Oxford St, London; occupation Draper
    Orlando Strange, M, Son, single, age 32, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Printer
    Edith Harington, F, Granddaughter, single, age 16, born Ipswich, Suffolk; occupation Housekeeper
    Mary A. Button, F, Boarder, single, age 31, born Woolwich, Kent, occupation: draper's shopman
    Emily Devey, F, Boarder, single, age 23, born Market Harbour, Leicester; occupation: draper's shopman
    Emmeline Jenner, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Jersey, Channel Islands; occupation: domestic servant
    Martha Chapman, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: domestic servant

17Neville Lodge, The ParadeThomas D. Ker, M, Head, married, age 57, born Edinburgh, Scotland; occupation: major general of the Bombay army (retired)
    Charlotte A. Ker, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Southerdown, Glamorgan, Wales

17Pump Room, The ParadeEdward Ketteringham, M, Head, married, age 52, born Hampshire; occupation: club steward
    Sarah Ketteringham, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Clapham, Surrey; occupation: club attendant
    John Ketteringham, M, Son, single, age 27, born Torquay, Devon; occupation: boot salesman
    Maria Ketteringham, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: club attendant

1746 Back of The ParadeWilliam Wilson, M, Head, married, age 40, born Campton, Derby; occupation Hotel keeper
    Eliza Wilson, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Littleton, Middlesex
    William Wilson, M, Son, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Edward T. Wilson, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Joseph Boorman, M, Visitor, single, age 31, born Sandhurst, Kent, out of employ, occupation: organist
    Kate Baker, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant

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