The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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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

15Jordan House, London RoadHenry W. Penfold, M, Head, married, age 40, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation Lodging house keeper
    Hannah Penfold, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Reading, Berkshire
    Henry J. Penfold, M, Son, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Alice M. Penfold, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Arthur H. Penfold, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Gertrude E. Penfold, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Jane E. Penfold, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Frank W.J. Penfold, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Elizabeth Howard, F, Relation, single, age 47, born Reading, Berkshire
    Harriet Stevenson, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: servant
    Eliza A. Deacon, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Sussex; occupation: servant
    Frances E. Summers, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Capel, Kent; occupation: servant
    Sarah Johnson, F, Lodger, widowed, age 84, born Alsop Within Dale, Derby; occupation: annuitant
    Edith A. Johnson, F, Lodger, single, age 44, born Derby, Derby; occupation: annuitant
    Louisa J. Davidson, F, Lodger, single, age 46, born London; occupation: private income from dividends
    Peter C. Turnbull, M, Lodger, single, age 65; occupation Assistant Customs Department Civil Service Retired

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