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1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Church Road, Vale Royal, Vale Road, London Road, Castle Street and High Street
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

11 Church RoadJohn Cass Smart, M, Head, married, age 65, born Hutton Buscel, York; occupation: physician M. D. Heideberg licentiate of Royal College of Physicians London M.R.C
    Mabel Ellerby Smart, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Sunderland, Durham
    Francis Gray Smart, M, Son, single, age 37, born Leeds, York; occupation: physician
    George Edward Smart, M, Son, single, age 30, born Scarborough, York
    Margaret Smart, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Scarborough, York
    Caroline Schmidt, F, Companion, single, age 38, born Darmstadt, Germany
    Sarah Dalton, F, Servant, single, age 39, born Nutfield, Surrey; occupation: cook
    Mary Edwards, F, Servant, single, age 42, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: parlour maid
    Frances Baldock, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Hurst Green, Sussex, occupation: housemaid
    Ellen Tompkins, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Kitchenmaid

13 Church RoadAda Maria Nicholson, F, Head, widowed, age 38, born Birmingham, Warwick
    Frederick William Nicholson, M, Son, age 4, born Hull, York
    Lucy Barrs, F, Visitor, single, age 22, born Church Stoke, Shropshire
    Jane Nings, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Domestic servant

15 Church RoadGeorge Arnell, M, Head, married, age 64, born Selsea, Sussex; occupation: retired merchant and farmer
    Fanny Arnell, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
    Emily Rosa Wheeler, F, Adopted Daughter, single, age 23, born Upper Clapton, Middlesex
    Ellen Theresa Wheeler, F, Adopted Daughter, single, age 19, born Upper Clapton, Middlesex
    Mary Ann Norris, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Cirencester, Gloucester; occupation Cook
    Sarah Seakings, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Tottenham, Middlesex; occupation: housemaid
    William Drane, M, Visitor, married, age 65, born Hoxton, Middlesex; occupation: retired ivory merchant

17 Church RoadMary Cameron, F, Head, widowed, age 47, born Bengal, India; occupation: landowner
    Allan Gordon Cameron, M, Son, single, age 24, born Edinburgh, Scotland; occupation: undergraduate
    Frederick Pitts, M, Servant, married, age 32, born Torquay, Devon; occupation Butler
    Eliza Huntley, F, Servant, single, age 36, born London; occupation: lady's maid
    Marianna Coles, F, Servant, widowed, age 37, born Mundley, Hereford; occupation: cook
    Annie Brodie, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Marylebone, Middlesex, occupation: housemaid

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