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

39Bishops Down Cottages, Sandy LaneWilliam Pearson, M, Head, married, age 33, born Tudely, Kent; occupation Engine driver
    Ann Pearson, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Tunbridge, Kent
    William John Pearson, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Caroline M. Pearson, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Eliza A. Pearson, F, Daughter, age 1, born New S Wales, Australia
    Jonathan H.G. Pearson, M, Son, age 6 m, born On Voyage Home From Australia, At Sea

39Bishops Down Cottages, Sandy LaneJames Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 49, born Stoneham, Kincardine, Scotland; occupation: plumber
    Frances Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Penshurst, Kent
    John A. Mitchell, M, Son, single, age 19, born Fettercume, Kincardine, Scotland; occupation: plumber
    Adelaide N. Mitchell, F, Daughter, age 14, born Stoneham, Kincardine, Scotland
    Harrey Mitchell, M, Son, age 8, born Southboro, Kent

39Clare Lodge, Sandy LaneThomas A.B. Spratt, M, Head, married, age 69, born Teignmouth, Devon; occupation: vice admiral (R. Navy)
    Sophia D. Spratt, F, Wife, married, age 66, born Brixton, Surrey
    Ellen Brooker, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: housemaid
    Emma Burbridge, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Byfield, Northampton, occupation: cook

39Cold Bath Farm, Tea Garden LaneWilliam Tribe, M, Head, widowed, age 78, born Smarden, Kent, employs 3 men; occupation: farmer
    William Tribe, M, Son, married, age 52, born Upchurch, Kent; occupation: farmer
    Elizabeth Tribe, F, Daughter, single, age 38, born Biddenden, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

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