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

231 Cobden Cottages, London RoadElizabeth Baker, F, Head, widowed, age 45, born Dymchurch, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    William Baker, M, Son, single, age 24, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: drapers porter
    Helen Baker, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: milliner
    Arthur H. Baker, M, Son, age 13, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George Baker, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Jane Goodman, F, Visitor, single, age 47, born Dymchurch, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

233 Cobden Cottages, London RoadEdwin Piddlesden, M, Head, single, age 17, born Park Corner, Sussex; occupation: baker's assistant

2313 Vale RoadGeraldine Robinson, F, Head, married, age 31, born Swansea, Wales; occupation General Dealer

2317 - 19 Vale RoadHenry Sharvill, M, Head, married, age 48, born Speldhurst, Kent, employs 6 men and 2 boys; occupation: tailor and hosier
    Elizabeth Sharvill, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Speldhurst, Kent
    William G. Sharvill, M, Son, single, age 23, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: tailor and hosier
    Augusta Sharvill, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Philadelphia Parker, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: servant

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