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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

3438 and 40 High StreetHenry Collins, M, Head, married, age 40, born Branad, Somerset, employs 6 men and 1 boy; occupation: master tailor
    Anne Collins, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Nailsea, Somerset
    William Rippinggal, M, Workman, single, age 23, born Norton Hampstead, Oxford; occupation Tailor
    William J. Leat, M, Workman, single, age 21, born Sydenham, Kent; occupation: tailor
    George Darch, M, Workman, single, age 21, born Tiverton, Devon; occupation: tailor

3444 High StreetJohn Read, M, Head, married, age 50, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Accountant
    Prudence A. Read, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Portsea, Hampshire
    Isabel F. Read, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Mary S. Read, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Louise E. Read, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Isabella A. White, F, Niece, age 1, born Cosham, Hampshire
    Adda M. Lucas, F, Boarder, single, age 20, born Croydon, Surrey
    Elizabeth Huggett, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: servant
    Maria Weatherburn, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation Nurse

3446 High StreetThomas Elliott, M, Head, married, age 53, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: pianoforte dealer
    Eliza Elliott, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Hastings, Sussex
    Eliza M. Elliott, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Hastings, Sussex
    Thomas W. Elliott, M, Son, single, age 20, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Esther Bridgland, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: servant

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