The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes Grove Hill Road, Mount Pleasant, Calverley Parade, Calverley Road, Calverley Park Gardens, Crescent Road and Harvey Town
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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

213 Grove Hill RoadGeorge Apps, M, Head, married, age 69, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation cab proprietor
    Jane Apps, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Mayfield, Sussex
    Kate May, F, Niece, single, age 20, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation dressmaker
    George H. Apps, M, Nephew, age 9, born Langton, Kent; occupation scholar
    Ella K. Apps, F, Niece, age 9, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation scholar
    Flora Kingswood, F, Nurse Child, age 3, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    Louisa Bentford, F, Nurse Child, age 3, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    Elizabeth Wells, F, Boarder, single, age 30, born Groombridge, Sussex; occupation Barmaid

211 Grove Hill RoadHarriet Hodges, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: dealer in marine stores
    Kate Hodges, F, Daughter, age 17, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Amelia Hodges, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Harriet G. Hodges, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Emma Mercer, F, Sister, single, age 37, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Thomas Mercer, M, Son, age 15, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Printer

29 Grove Hill RoadHarry Weeks, M, Head, married, age 30, born Tun Wells, Kent, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation Carpenter
    Fanny Weeks, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Harry Weeks, M, Son, age 10, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    William Weeks, M, Son, age 8, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Fanny Weeks, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    James Weeks, M, Son, age 3, born Tun Wells, Kent

27 Grove Hill RoadFrank Manning, M, Head, married, age 32, born Pluckley, Kent; occupation: master gilder
    Fanny Manning, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: stay maker
    Mary Chapman, F, Niece, single, age 21, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: stay maker
    Edward Ashdown, M, Lodger, single, age 17, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: telegraph clerk

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