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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

2533 Vale RoadJohn Cook Wray, M, Head, married, age 30, born Darlington, Durham, has 2 shops and employs 1 boy; occupation Umbrella Dealer
    Ellen Wray, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Sunbury, Middlesex
    Frederick C. Wray, M, Son, age 7, born Dalston N E, Middlesex; occupation Scholar
    Nellie Edith Wray, F, Daughter, age 4, born South Hackney E, Middlesex; occupation Scholar

2535 Vale RoadAbraham Furlong, M, Head, married, age 56, born Stackpole Elida, Pembroke, Wales; occupation: refreshmenthouse keeper
    Frances Furlong, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Lamphey, Pembroke, Wales

2537 Vale RoadHenry Binns, M, Head, married, age 34, born Sheffield, York, occupation: stationer
    Lydia Nokes Binns, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Leicester

2539 and 41 Vale RoadWilliam Pover, M, Head, married, age 60, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation Coachmaker and lodging house keeper
    Maria Pover, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation Lodginghouse Keeper
    George Pover, M, Son, single, age 30, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation Plumber
    Kate Pover, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    James Langridge, M, Boarder, widowed, age 62, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: retired farmer
    Anna Booker, F, Boarder, single, age 65, born Woolwich, Kent, occupation: annuitant
    Louisa Hume, F, Boarder, single, age 74, born Chelsea, Middlesex; occupation: annuitant
    Augusta Hume, F, Boarder, single, age 68, born Notting Hill, Middlesex; occupation: annuitant
    Charles Fielding, M, Boarder, single, age 55, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: architect

2543 Vale RoadThomas Solson, M, Head, married, age 68, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: fishmonger
    Frances C. Solson, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Harriett Solson, F, Daughter, single, age 36, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Rose Firminger, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: servant

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