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

38The School House, RusthallWalter Caplen, M, Head, married, age 27, born Petersfield, Hampshire; occupation: master of public elementary school
    Sarah S. Caplen, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Walderton, Sussex
    Tom Caplen, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Eliza Scorell, F, Aunt, widowed, age 58, born Petersfield, Hampshire
    Fanny Mills, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Walderton, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Elizabeth E. Neville, F, Boarder, single, age 29, born Colchester, Essex; occupation: school mistress
    Caroline Stock, F, Boarder, single, age 36, born Newington, Surrey; occupation: school mistress
    Elizabeth R. Stock, F, Housekeeper, single, age 32, born Newington, Surrey

38Bishops Down Cottages, Sandy LaneClifford Gortlock, M, Head, married, age 35, born Cambridge; occupation: hotel porter
    Eleanor Gortlock, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk; occupation: seamstress
    Daisy Gortlock, F, Daughter, age 4, born Margate, Kent
    Eleanor Gortlock, F, Daughter, age 2, born Battersea, Surrey
    Mildred Gortlock, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

38Bishops Down Cottages, Sandy LaneJames Richardson, M, Head, married, age 26, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Coachman
    Mercy Richardson, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Horsmonden, Kent
    James Richardson, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
    Hannah Blackford, F, Aunt, single, age 52, born Goudhurst, Kent, occupation: domestic servant

38Bishops Down Cottages, Sandy LaneEdward B. Wilkins, M, Head, married, age 46, born Worcester; occupation Medical Rubber At Baths
    Elizabeth Wilkins, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Bransford, Worcester
    Annie E. Wilkins, F, Daughter, age 14, born Malvern Wells, Worcester; occupation Domestic Servant
    Frank Wilkins, M, Son, age 12, born Great Malvern, Worcester; occupation Scholar
    Henry B.W. Wilkins, M, Son, age 8, born Barnes, Surrey; occupation Scholar
    Charlotte E. Wilkins, F, Daughter, age 6, born Barnes, Surrey; occupation Scholar
    Ellen M. Wilkins, F, Daughter, age 2, born Droitwich, Worcester

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