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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

285 Sunnyvale Terrace, Vale RoadJames Parsons, M, Head, married, age 26, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation Carman
    Maria C. Parsons, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Greenwich, Kent
    James Parsons, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Henry Parsons, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Elizabeth Parsons, F, Daughter, age 10 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Henry Heasman, M, Lodger, married, age 44, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer

286 Sunnyvale Terrace, Vale RoadFrederick Waters, M, Head, married, age 28, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Printer's machinist
    Mary Ann Waters, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Margaret S. Waters, F, Daughter, age 6, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Frederick W. Waters, M, Son, age 4, born Speldhurst, Kent
    Percy E. Waters, M, Son, age 6 w, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

28S.E.Railway Station, Vale RoadGeorge Frost, M, Head, married, age 38, born Leeds, York; occupation: railway station master
    Frances Frost, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hastings, Sussex
    Gertrude Frost, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Orpington, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Emanuel Frost, M, Son, age 5, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Ethel Frost, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Esther Reed, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation Servant

281 Castle StreetJohn Thos. Paige, M, Head, married, age 36, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: watchmaker and jeweller
    Georgiana Paige, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Brighton, Sussex
    Edith L. Paige, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Percy John Paige, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar

283 Castle StreetEdward John Wicks, M, Head, married, age 41, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Sign Writer
    Caroline Wicks, F, Wife, married, age 35, born London

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