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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

3658 High StreetElizabeth Barnett, F, Head, married, age 52, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: toy and fancy dealer
    Sarah E. Seward, F, Daughter, widowed, age 30, born Tottenham, Middlesex, occupation: toy and fancy dealer
    Beatrice Seward, F, Granddaughter, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: toy and fancy dealer
    Ethel May Seward, F, Granddaughter, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: toy and fancy dealer
    Sarah Bourne, F, Mother, widowed, age 82, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Fanny Coulthrip, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Monnington, Kent; occupation: shop assistant
    Emily Alchin, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Wateringbury, Kent; occupation: servant
    Rodia Shoebridge, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Paddock Wood, Kent; occupation servant

3660 High StreetWilliam Watson, M, Head, married, age 26, born Ashford, Kent; occupation Draper
    Sarah Watson, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Guestling, Sussex
    William Watson, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Edith Watson, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Fanny Weekes, F, Servant, age 14, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation Servant

3662 High StreetCharles G. Ellis, M, Head, married, age 30, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: grocer's manager
    Frances G. Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Margate, Kent
    Charles W.P. Ellis, M, Son, age 5, born Margate, Kent
    Percy A. Ellis, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Sackville D. H. Creswell, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Eltham, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistant
    William A. Foreman, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Tudley, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistant
    Charles A. King, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistant
    Arthur J. Burr, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: grocer's apprentice
    Emma J. Jackson, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Thowley Fostal; occupation: servant

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