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]

Census sheets
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

4413 London RoadWilliam J. Smith, M, Head, married, age 38, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: fly proprietor
    Ann Smith, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Frant, Sussex
    William Smith, M, Son, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Annie H. Smith, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Norris, F, Lodger, widowed, age 58, born Rugby, Warwick; occupation Domestic Servant
    William John Norris, M, Lodger, single, age 17, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation General Clerk

4416 London RoadFrances Mercer, F, Head, widowed, age 58, born Lambeth, Middlesex; occupation Lodginghouse Keeper
    Joseph Mercer, M, Son, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Greengrocer
    Blanche Mercer, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Arthur Mercer, M, Son, age 2[?], born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Edward Lambeth, M, Lodger, single, age 25, born Bignor, Sussex; occupation: tailor

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