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

168 London RoadCharles Balcombe, M, Head, married, age 54, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: saddler and harness maker
    Susan Balcombe, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Thaxted, Essex
    Frank Balcombe, M, Son, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: saddler and harness maker
    Rosa Balcombe, F, Daughter, age 17, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: draper's assistant
    Edith G. Gibbs, F, Visitor, age 5, born Hackney, Middlesex

169 London RoadGeorge Wickenden, M, Head, widowed, age 61, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Auctioneer and Valuer
    George (Junr) Wickenden, M, Son, single, age 17, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Auctioneer's clerk
    Ellen Wickenden, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Charles Wickenden, M, Son, single, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Sarah Ann Beeching, F, Servant, widowed, age 28, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    Ada Matthews, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Westminster, Middlesex; occupation: servant

16White Bear Inn, 11 London RoadSpencer Starr, M, Head, married, age 59, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: innkeeper
    Ester Starr, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Maresfield, Sussex
    Lydia Starr, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: barmaid
    George E. Starr, M, Son, single, age 23, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: coach builder
    Spencer M. Starr, M, Son, single, age 19, born Pycombe, Sussex; occupation: coach builder
    Charles Harris, M, Servant, single, age 31, born Marden, Kent; occupation: ostler
    Catherine Wakefield, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Servant

16White Bear Inn, 11 London RoadJames Hayes, M, Head, married, age 36; occupation: equestrian performer
    Lizzie Hayes, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Holme, Nottingham
    Jonathan Blackett, M, Servant, age 14, occupation: equestrian apprentice

16White Bear Inn, 11 London RoadJoseph Jee, M, Head, married, age 40, born London; occupation: equestrian
    Joseph (Junr) Jee, M, Son, single, age 14, born Brussels Brit Subject; occupation: equestrian
    Jane A. Jee, F, Daughter, age 13, born Edinburgh, Scotland; occupation: equestrian

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