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

2421 Vale RoadWilliam R. Forrester, M, Head, married, age 25, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: saddler
    Elizabeth M.A. Forrester, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Brighton, Sussex
    Elsie L. Forrester, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Louisa Rhoda, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation Servant

2423 Vale RoadWilliam Edwards, M, Head, married, age 39, born Chelsea, Middlesex; occupation: cabinet maker
    Louisa Ann Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Middlesex
    William F. Edwards, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Hanley C. Edwards, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Mary Ann Tricker, F, Sister in law, age 21, born Middlesex
    Margaret Ann Colpers, F, Visitor, single, age 64, born Godalming, Surrey

2425 Vale RoadDavid Willsher, M, Head, married, age 69, born Hove, Sussex; occupation Corn and coal merchant's agent
    Charlotte E. Willsher, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Charles Fdk. Willsher, M, Son, single, age 30, born Camberwell, Surrey; occupation Stationer

2427 Vale RoadJohn Stevens, M, Head, married, age 57, born Eastbourne, Sussex, employs 2 men; occupation: master tailor
    Emily Stevens, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    John Stevens, M, Son, single, age 28, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: watch maker
    Frederick Stevens, M, Son, single, age 20, born Tunbridge Wells, Sussex; occupation: tailor's assistant

2429 Vale RoadNelson Barnett, M, Head, married, age 52, born Sandhurst, Kent, employs 2 men, occupation: master boot maker
    Mary Barnett, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Joseph C. Horton, M, Nephew, single, age 12, born Manchester, occupation: scholar
    Henry J. Horton, M, Nephew, single, age 9, born Sheffield, occupation: scholar

2431 Vale RoadEdmund W. Maine, M, Head, married, age 42, born Chelsea, Middlesex; occupation: umbrella maker and tobacconist
    Sarah Anne Maine, F, Wife, married, age 37, born London
    Lilian E. M. Maine, F, Daughter, age 6, born Hounslow
    Edmund T. M. Maine, M, Son, age 5, born Leeds
    Fredk. W. St.J. Maine, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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