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

378 Sandy LaneAlfred Collyer, M, Head, married, age 32, born Horsell, Surrey; occupation: gardener
    Esther Collyer, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    William A. Collyer, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Harry H. Collyer, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Florence A. Gidley, F, Stepdaughter, age 14, born Wrotham, Kent; occupation: scholar

376 Sandy LaneMartin T. Wakeford, M, Head, married, age 33, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation Gardener
    Emily Wakeford, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Edenbridge, Kent
    Ellen Wakeford, F, Daughter, age 12, born Southboro, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Ada E. Wakeford, F, Daughter, age 7, born Langton, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Elizabeth A.D. Wakeford, F, Daughter, age 5, born Langton, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Albert H. Wakeford, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Edith Sarah Wakeford, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

375 Sandy LaneFrederick Stapley, M, Head, age 32, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Maria Stapley, F, Wife, age 36, born Speldhurst, Kent
    William Burgess, M, Visitor, age 5, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Frank Sprackland, M, Lodger, single, age 33, born Dorset; occupation: coachman

374 Sandy LaneWilliam Swan, M, Head, married, age 53, born Wortwell, Norfolk; occupation: gardener
    Anne Swan, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Wareham, Dorset
    Lilly Swan, F, Daughter, age 9, born Dorset; occupation: scholar
    Percy Swan, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Hannah M. Swan, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Edward A. Swan, M, Son, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Archibald Ellis, M, Lodger, married, age 54, born London, Middlesex; occupation: coachman
    Eliza Ellis, F, Lodger, married, age 59, born Littlebury, Essex

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