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

3874 High StreetGeorge Donovan, M, Head, married, age 29, born Horsham, Sussex, employs 2 men and 2 boys; occupation: cabinet maker
    Minnie Donovan, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Frederick Roser, M, Apprentice, age 17, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation Cabinet maker's apprentice

3876 High StreetPhilip Butler, M, Head, single, age 39, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: beerhouse keeper
    Stephen Twort, M, Boarder, single, age 29, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Brick maker
    Henry I. Foster, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: labourer
    William Hoad, M, Boarder, widowed, age 49, born Wickham, Hampshire; occupation: house painter
    William Turner, M, Boarder, single, age 45, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Thomas Bennett, M, Boarder, single, age 30, born London, occupation: labourer
    Edward Monckton, M, Boarder, single, age 44, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: labourer

3878 High StreetEdward Kingswood, M, Head, married, age 35, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: boot maker
    Caroline Kingswood, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Eva Kingswood, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Bertha Kingswood, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Kate Humphrey, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Erly, Berkshire; occupation Servant
    George Peters, M, Boarder, married, age 76, born Ninwood, Surrey; occupation Boot Maker

3882 High StreetJoseph Baker, M, Head, married, age 37, born Frant, Sussex, employs 1 man; occupation: master chimney sweep
    Eliza Baker, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Chelsfield, Kent
    Joseph Baker, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William H. Baker, M, Son, age 9, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    John C. Baker, M, Son, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George F.T. Baker, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rose B. Baker, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alexander J. Baker, M, Son, age 5 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Bob Moon, M, Lodger, married, age 31, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: bill poster
    Herbert Latter, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: butchers assistant

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