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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4150 & 52 The ParadeEdwin Balding, M, Head, married, age 36, born Padworth, Berkshire, employs 20 assistants, occupation: draper
    Margaret C. Balding, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Walmer, Kent
    William E. Balding, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Frank J. Balding, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Thomas H. Balding, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Stuart Balding, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Margaret E. Balding, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Alice E. Foster, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: draper's assistant
    Sarah E.W. Brinkworth, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Clifton, Somerset, occupation: draper's assistant
    Kate E. Foster, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: draper's assistant
    Herbert G. Goodwin, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Peterboro, Lincoln; occupation: draper's assistant
    William Kelsey, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Sleet, Hampshire; occupation: draper's assistant
    Alice S. Beard, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Saxmondham, Suffolk, occupation: draper's assistant
    Emma Mills, F, Servant, single, age 33, born Yattenden, Berkshire; occupation: cook
    Emily Webb, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Swindon, Wiltshire; occupation Draper's clerk
    Harriett Adams, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Housemaid
    Jane Banks, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Woodchurch, Kent, occupation: nurse

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