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

306 Castle StreetSamuel Friend, M, Head, married, age 35, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: beer storeman
    Susan Friend, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
    Edwin Friend, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
    Thomas Robinson, M, Boarder, single, age 29, born Rugby, Warwick; occupation Harness Maker
    Edward Francis, M, Boarder, married, age 31, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: bricklayer

306 Castle StreetMary Ann Diplock, F, Head, widowed, age 26, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, out of employment
    Mabel P. Diplock, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

302 High StreetJohn Corner, M, Head, married, age 47, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: refreshmenthouse keeper
    Jane A.A. Corner, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Portsea, Hampshire
    M. R. Corner, F, Daughter, age 10, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Mabel K. Corner, F, Daughter, age 6, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    William A. Corner, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Elsie Ada Corner, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    H. Alice Friend, F, Sister in law, single, age 19, born Nutley, Sussex; occupation: barmaid
    Selina Maynard, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: nurse
    Esther King, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: cook
    Charles Starr, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: waiter
    Annie Simpson, F, Lodger, single, age 20, born Brighton, Sussex
    Sarah Ridley, F, Lodger, married, age 26, born Etchingham, Sussex
    Sarah (Jnr) Ridley, F, Lodger, age 1, born Etchingham, Sussex

304 High StreetLewis C. Burgess, M, Head, married, age 40, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: brewer's clerk
    Ethel M. Burgess, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Ludham, Norfolk
    Howard Burgess, M, Son, age 15, born Whitstable, Kent
    Victor Burgess, M, Son, age 12, born Shepherdswell, Kent

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