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1st Apr 1881DeathSarah Obbard, F, Cousin, single, age 46, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: needle womanSarah Killick [Obbard]

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Wood, M, Head, married, age 36, born Bobbingworth, Essex; occupation MillerGeorge WoodBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Laura Wood, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Stansfield, SuffolkLaura Wood
William George Wood, M, Son, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation ScholarWilliam George Wood
Percy John Wood, M, Son, age 3, born Southboro, KentPercy John Wood

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Butcher, M, Head, married, age 46, born Mountfield, Sussex, occupation: farm labourerStephen Butcher, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Mercy Butcher, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Mountfield, SussexMercy Butcher
Edward Card, M, Nephew, age 14, born Leigh, KentEdward S. Card

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Duvall, M, Head, married, age 25, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourerThomas Duvall, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Maria Duvall, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Tunbridge, KentMaria Duvall [Harvey]
Henry Edmund Duvall, M, Son, age 2, born Bidboro, KentHenry Edmund Duvall
Mary Maria Duvall, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born Bidboro, KentMary Maria Duvall

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Gainsford, M, Head, married, age 74, born Cowden, Kent, handicap: deaf; occupation: farm labourerRichard Gainsford, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Emma Gainsford, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Withyham, SussexEmma Gainsford
Louisa Gainsford, F, Daughter, age 11, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: scholarLouisa Gainsford

3rd Apr 1881CensusAbner Parker, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayerAbner Homewood Parker, bricklayerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Margaret Parker, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Warbleton, SussexMargaret Parker [Hook]
Margaret Emma Parker, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMargaret Emma Parker
Abner Amos David Parker, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexAbner Amos David Parker
Joseph Benjamin Parker, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexJoseph Benjamin Parker
Charlotte Medhurst, F, Servant, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: servantCharlotte Medhurst
James West, M, Lodger, single, age 40, born Fawkham, Kent; occupation Farm servantJames West

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam (Junr) Gillett, M, Head, married, age 36, born Bidboro, Kent, employs 4 men and 2 boys; occupation: builderWilliam (Junr) Gillett, builderBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
William James Gillett, M, Son, age 10, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: scholarWilliam James Gillett
Mary Jane Gillett, F, Daughter, age 4, born Bidboro, KentMary Jane Gillett
Harriet Frances Gillett, F, Daughter, age 2, born Bidboro, KentHarriet Frances Gillett
Mary Ann Boxnett, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Balcombe, Sussex, occupation: servantMary Ann Boxnett
Hannah Dalton, F, Lodger, single, age 55, born Bures, Suffolk; occupation: private income from dividendsHannah Dalton
Julia Barker, F, Lodger, single, age 53, born Longton, Lancashire, occupation: private income from dividendsJulia Barker
Mary Ann Barker, F, Niece, single, age 26, born Auckland, New Zealand, occupation: private income from dividendsMary Ann Barker

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Arnold, M, Head, married, age 55, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: farmerGeorge Arnold, farmerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Mary Ann Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 61, born East Peckham, KentMary Ann Arnold

3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Legg, F, Head, single, age 67, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: independentEliza Legg, independentBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Harriet Legg, F, Sister, single, age 61, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: independentHarriet Legg

3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Barcley, F, Head, single, age 64, born Teddington, Middlesex, occupation: annuitantElizabeth Barcley, annuitantBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Janet Barcley, F, Sister, single, age 56, born Teddington, Middlesex, occupation: annuitantJanet Barcley
Sarah May, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: domestic servantSarah May

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Johnson, M, Head, married, age 72, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Johnson, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Jane Johnson, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Speldhurst, KentJane Johnson

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Johnson, M, Head, married, age 79, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJohn Johnson, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Jemima Johnson, F, Wife, married, age 76, born East Grinstead, SussexJemima Johnson

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Boorman, M, Head, married, age 49, born Goudhurst, Kent, occupation: gardenerThomas Boorman, gardenerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Mary Boorman, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: dressmakerMary Boorman
Alice Boorman, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Tunbridge, KentAlice Boorman
Albert Boorman, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: scholarAlbert Boorman
Ellen Boorman, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tunbridge, Kent, occupation: scholarEllen Boorman

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Bridgeland, M, Head, married, age 45, born Leigh, Kent, occupation: gardenerWilliam Bridgeland, gardenerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Sarah Bridgeland, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Ardleigh, EssexSarah Bridgeland
Mary Ann Bridgeland, F, Sister, single, age 46, born Bidborough, Kent, occupation: cookMary Ann Bridgeland

3rd Apr 1881CensusEsther Ashby, F, Head, widowed, age 48, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: shopkeeperEsther Ashby [Powell]Bidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
George Ashby, M, Son, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: carpenterGeorge Ashby
James Ashby, M, Son, single, age 18, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: plumberJames Ashby
Frederick Ashby, M, Son, age 13, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: scholarFrederick Ashby
John Wm. Ashby, M, Son, age 10, born Bidboro, KentJohn William Ashby

3rd Apr 1881CensusMargaret Curd, F, Head, widowed, age 73; occupation: no occupationMargaret CurdBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Cornelis Budd, M, Head, married, age 31, born Blunderstone, Suffolk, occupation: bus driverWilliam Cornelis Budd, bus driverBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Winifred Budd, F, Wife, age 28, born Heathfield, SussexWinifred Budd
Tomas Wm. Budd, M, Son, age 7, born West Malling, Kent, occupation: scholarTomas William Budd

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Grist, M, Head, married, age 50, born Brookland, Kent; occupation: retired publicanHenry Grist, publicanBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Maria Grist, F, Wife, married, age 44, born East Peckham, KentMaria Grist
Frederick Grist, M, Son, age 11, born Wrotham, KentFrederick Grist
William Twort, M, Visitor, age 14, born Sittingbourne, KentWilliam Twort

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Duvall, M, Head, married, age 30, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Duvall, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Martha Duvall, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Leigh, KentMartha Duvall [Draper]
Henry John Duvall, M, Son, age 5, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry John Duvall
George Alfred Duvall, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholarGeorge Alfred Duvall

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Young, M, Head, married, age 52, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation Farm labourerRobert YoungBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Eliza Young, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Tunbridge Wells, KentEliza Young

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Diplock, M, Head, widowed, age 54, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJohn Diplock, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Evrest, M, Head, married, age 34, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Evrest, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Ruth Evrest, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Bidboro, KentRuth Evrest
Edward Evrest, M, Son, age 11, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: scholarEdward Evrest
Louisa Evrest, F, Daughter, age 8, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation: scholarLouisa Evrest
George Everest, M, Son, age 6, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarGeorge Everest
Henry Everest, M, Son, age 3, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry Everest
Lucy Everest, F, Daughter, age 9 m, born Bidborough, KentLucy Everest

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Tinley, M, Head, married, age 66, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation LabourerWilliam TinleyBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Lucy Tinley, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Bidborough, KentLucy Tinley
Caleb Tinley, M, Son, single, age 31, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation LabourerCaleb Tinley
Louisa Penfold, F, Visitor, married, age 41, born Bidborough, KentLouisa Penfold

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Porter, M, Head, married, age 51, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation Farm labourerEdward PorterBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Sarah Porter, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Mayfield, SussexSarah Porter
Henry Kewell, M, Lodger, widowed, age 65, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation: carpenterHenry Kewell

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Snashall, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJohn Snashall, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Henry Snashall, M, Son, age 15, born Notting Hill, Middlesex; occupation: miller's assistantHenry Snashall

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Brooker, M, Head, married, age 37, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: farm labourerStephen Brooker, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Georgiana Brooker, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Bidborough, KentGeorgiana Brooker [Heasman]
Henry C. Brooker, M, Son, age 13, born Bidborough, KentHenry C. Brooker
Arthur E. Brooker, M, Son, age 11, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarArthur E. Brooker
Olive F. Brooker, F, Daughter, age 9, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarOlive F. Brooker
Bradbury S. Brooker, M, Son, age 8, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarBradbury S. Brooker
Ernest B. Brooker, M, Son, age 4, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarErnest B. Brooker
Rose M. Brooker, F, Daughter, age 1, born Bidborough, KentRose M. Brooker

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Friend, M, Head, married, age 30, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: gardenerWilliam Friend, gardenerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Fanny Friend, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Tunbridge, KentFanny Friend

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Websell, M, Head, married, age 36, born Leigh, Kent; occupation CarterRobert WebsellBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Mary Maria Websell, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Mountfield, SussexMary Maria Websell
Charles Robert Websell, M, Son, age 6, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation ScholarCharles Robert Websell
Thomas H. Websell, M, Son, age 4, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation ScholarThomas H. Websell
George Luck Websell, M, Son, age 2, born Bidboro, KentGeorge Luck Websell
Mary Jane Websell, F, Daughter, age 4 m, born Bidboro, KentMary Jane Websell
Mercy Maria Thomas, F, Visitor, age 13, born Mountfield, SussexMercy Maria Thomas

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Dann, M, Head, married, age 55, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: gamekeeperThomas Dann, gamekeeperBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Alice Dann, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Crewkerne, SomersetAlice Dann [Taylor]
Esther Dann, F, Visitor, single, age 26, born Penshurst, KentEsther Dann

3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Wood, F, Head, widowed, age 28, born Withersfield, Suffolk; occupation Stay Maker and NeedlewomanEliza WoodBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Grace E. Wood, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation ScholarGrace E. Wood

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Field, F, Head, widowed, age 55, born Boughton Monchlsea, Kent; occupation: no occupationSarah Field, no occupationBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Arthur Richard Smith, M, Nephew, age 17, born Boughton Monchlsea, Kent; occupation: coal porterArthur Richard Smith
William Funnell, M, Lodger, single, age 22, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: gardenerWilliam Funnell

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Faircloth, M, Head, widowed, age 73, born Brasted, Kent; occupation: wheelwrightThomas Faircloth, wheelwrightBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Lizzie Faircloth, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: housekeeperLizzie Faircloth
Lewis Faircloth, M, Son, age 15, born Leigh, KentLewis Faircloth
Edith Faircloth, F, Daughter, age 10, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: scholarEdith Faircloth
Percy Faircloth, M, Son, age 8, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: scholarPercy Faircloth

3rd Apr 1881CensusRosina Annie Souden, F, Head, single, age 37, born Rye, Sussex; occupation: school mistressRosina Annie Souden, school mistressBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Everest, M, Head, married, age 65, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJames William Everest, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Annsley Everest, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Speldhurst, KentAnnsley Everest
Frank Charles Everest, M, Grandson, age 9, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarFrank Charles Everest

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Stringer, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Stringer, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Charles Stringer, M, Son, single, age 19, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: carpenterCharles Stringer
Mary Jane Stringer, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: housekeeperMary Jane Stringer
Arthur Stringer, M, Son, age 15, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: carpenterArthur Stringer
Annie Elizabeth Stringer, F, G Niece, age 7, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarAnnie Elizabeth Stringer

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Todman, M, Head, married, age 69, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation LabourerThomas TodmanBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Mary Todman, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Tonbridge, KentMary Todman

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Hensbrow, M, Head, married, age 53; occupation: minister of the gospelWilliam Hensbrow, minister of the gospelBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Ellen Hensbrow, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Chudleigh, DevonEllen Hensbrow

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Gillett, M, Head, married, age 60, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation: farmerWilliam Gillett, farmerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
James Gillett, M, Brother, married, age 58, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farmerJames Gillett, farmer
Mary Gillett, F, Brothers Wife, married, age 60, born Bidborough, KentMary Gillett
George Gillett, M, Visitor, single, age 62, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation: no occupationGeorge Gillett
Mary Ann Bonham, F, Visitor, widowed, age 69, born Bidborough, Kent, occupation: no occupationMary Ann Bonham
Mary Thorn, F, Daughter, widowed, age 34, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation LaundressMary Thorn
Thomas Thorn, M, Grandson, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation ScholarThomas Thorn
Harry Thorn, M, Grandson, age 10, born Bidboro, Kent; occupation ScholarHarry Thorn
Mary Jane Thorn, F, Granddaughter, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation ScholarMary Jane Thorn
Kate Thorn, F, Granddaughter, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation ScholarKate Thorn
Annie Thorn, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation ScholarAnnie Thorn

3rd Apr 1881CensusAmos Funnell, M, Head, married, age 48, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: chimney sweepAmos Funnell, chimney sweepBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Elizabeth Funnell, F, Wife, married, age 50, born East Grinstead, SussexElizabeth Funnell [Norman]
William G. Funnell, M, Son, single, age 18, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: chimney sweepWilliam G. Funnell
Harriet Funnell, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Tonbridge, KentHarriet Funnell
Jesse Funnell, M, Son, age 13, born Tonbridge, KentJesse Funnell
Martha Funnell, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tonbridge, KentMartha Funnell
Joseph Funnell, M, Son, age 7, born Tonbridge, KentJoseph Funnell
Mary Funnell, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tonbridge, KentMary Funnell

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Summers, M, Head, married, age 50, born Ightham, Kent; occupation: farmerHenry Summers, farmerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Sarah Ann Summers, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Newington, SurreySarah Ann Summers
Sarah Ann Summers, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Camberwell, SurreySarah Ann Summers
William Henry Summers, M, Son, age 14, born Penge, SurreyWilliam Henry Summers

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Rabson, M, Head, widowed, age 54, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerStephen RabsonBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Ada Rabson, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born West Malling, KentAda Rabson
Adelaid Rabson, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born West Malling, KentAdelaid Rabson
Almeni S. Rabson, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born West Malling, KentAlmeni S. Rabson

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Milton, M, Head, married, age 50; occupation: farmerWilliam Milton, farmerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Ann Milton, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Tunbridge Wells, KentAnn Milton
Elizabeth Milton, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Bidboro, KentElizabeth Milton
Mary Louisa Milton, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Bidboro, KentMary Louisa Milton
Frederick Jeffery, M, Servant, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: servantFrederick Jeffery

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Pocock, M, Head, married, age 37, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation BricklayerWilliam PocockBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Sarah Pocock, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Wadhurst, SussexSarah Pocock
William Thomas Pocock, M, Son, age 6, born Southboro, Kent; occupation ScholarWilliam Thomas Pocock
Harry Pocock, M, Son, age 4, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation ScholarHarry Pocock
Florence Pocock, F, Daughter, age 10 m, born Bidborough, KentFlorence Pocock

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Ellis, M, Head, married, age 53, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: shepherdWilliam Ellis, shepherdBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Harriet Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Pembury, KentHarriet Ellis [Boorman]
Wiliam J. Ellis, M, Son, single, age 19, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: underkeeperWiliam J. Ellis

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Goldsmith, M, Head, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJoseph Goldsmith, farm labourerBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Ruth Goldsmith, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Wadhurst, Sussex, handicap: deafRuth Goldsmith [Manktelow alias Hubble]

3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert D. Harris, M, Head, married, age 57, born Ringwould, Hampshire; occupation: currierHerbert D. Harris, currierBidborough1881 Census
Bidborough, Kent
Caroline Harris, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Brenchly, KentCaroline Harris
Frank Harris, M, Son, age 15, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarFrank Harris
Edward Harris, M, Son, age 12, born Bidborough, Kent; occupation: scholarEdward Harris
Ernest Harris, M, Son, age 10, born Bidborough, KentErnest Harris

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