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

35 Grove Hill RoadEdmund H. Mercer, M, Head, married, age 39, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Tobacconist
    Ellen Mercer, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Arundel, Sussex
    Alexander Mercer, M, Son, age 14, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation Telegraph messenger
    Florence E. Mercer, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Arthur Mercer, M, Son, age 3, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    William Neal, M, Lodger, single, age 28, born Leigh, Kent; occupation Coach maker
    Edgar Lockhart, M, Lodger, single, age 27, born Bristol, Gloucester; occupation: litho printer

33 Grove Hill RoadGeorge W. Handley, M, Head, married, age 34, born St Martin Field, Middlesex, employs 2 men and 1 boy; occupation: stone carver
    Matilda Handley, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Marian M. Handley, F, Daughter, age 11, born Lambeth, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    William G. Handley, M, Son, age 10, born Lambeth, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    Alexander Walkovicky, M, Lodger, single, age 23, born Umany, Russia; occupation Musician

31 Mount Pleasant CottagePeter Knight, M, Head, married, age 63, born London; occupation: shoe maker
    Clara A. Knight, F, Wife, married, age 59, born London
    Clara A. Knight, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Tonbridge, Kent

32 Mount Pleasant CottageCharles Hardy, M, Head, married, age 38, born New Forest, Hampshire; occupation: sweep
    Sophia Hardy, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Frant, Sussex
    Ellen Hardy, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tun Wells, Kent
    George Hardy, M, Son, age 3 m, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Thomas Fry, M, Father in law, widowed, age 73, born Rotherfield, Sussex
    Thomas Fry, M, Stepson, age 10, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholar

33 Mount Pleasant CottageWilliam Bass, M, Head, married, age 41, born Tapley, Essex, occupation: mail controller
    Hannah Bass, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Rainham, Kent
    William S. Bass, M, Son, age 10, born Tunb Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Ada E. Bass, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tunb Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar
    Rose A. Bass, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunb Wells, Kent, occupation: scholar

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