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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

317 Church RoadLouisa Beresford, F, Head, widowed, age 84, born St Andrews Holborn, Middlesex, occupation: private income from dividends
    Ethel Louisa Brown, F, Niece, single, age 26, born Woolwich, Kent
    Sarah Ann Start, F, Servant, single, age 42, born Fishponds, Gloucester; occupation: cook
    Eliza Wimhurst, F, Servant, widowed, age 60, born St Giles, Middlesex; occupation Lady's maid
    Sarah Ann Thurstill, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation Housemaid
    Elizabeth Jane Thurstill, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation Under housemaid

319 Church RoadJohn Hume Tronshend, M, Head, married, age 35, born Bombay, India; occupation Curate of Holy Trinity, Tunbridge Wells
    Amelia D.F. Tronshend, F, Wife, married, age 31, born New Passage, Gloucester
    Maurice E.H. Tronshend, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Anna Wagentreiban, F, Visitor, single, age 25, born Calcutta
    Lucy Yeoman, F, Servant, widowed, age 48, born Winchester, Hampshire; occupation Nurse
    Isabella N. Macgorum, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland; occupation: house and parlour maid
    Sarah Warder, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Gloucester, Gloucester; occupation Cook

321 Church RoadSusannah Arnold, F, Head, married, age 62, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

325 Church RoadMary Davis, F, Head, single, age 32, born Mountfield, Sussex; occupation: cook
    Lucy Davis, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Mountfield, Sussex; occupation: housemaid
    Kate Davis, F, Visitor, single, age 19, born Mountfield, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker
    Lucy Wilson, F, Visitor, age 9, born Icklesham, Sussex; occupation Scholar

327 Church RoadSusannah Plaine, F, Head, single, age 47, born Mattishall, Norfolk; occupation Servant

329 Church RoadCatharine T. Joy, F, Head, widowed, age 74, born Gate, Gloucester; occupation: gentlewoman
    Jane E. Joy, F, Daughter, single, age 47, born Belfast
    Isabel Joy, F, Daughter, single, age 45, born Dublin
    Charles H. Joy, M, Grandson, age 9, born Baranta Brit Sub, Chile; occupation: scholar
    Mary Jane Ludlow, F, Sister, single, age 73, born Bristol, Somerset; occupation: gentlewoman
    Mary Anne Godsmark, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Cuckfield, Sussex; occupation: parlour maid
    Harriet Davis, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Canon Frome, Hereford; occupation: housemaid
    Emily Honeyitt, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: cook

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