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

44 Mount Pleasant CottageFred Kemp, M, Head, married, age 25, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Eliza Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Chatham, Kent
    Elizabeth J. Kemp, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Charles H. Wood, M, Boarder, widowed, age 33, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Messenger

41 Grove Hill CottagesGeorge Strange, M, Head, widowed, age 68, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation Carpenter
    Minnie Strange, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation Milliner

42 Grove Hill CottagesWilliam Manser, M, Head, married, age 54, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: drayman
    Caroline Manser, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Hadlow, Kent
    Rosetta Manser, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: scholar

44 Grove Hill CottagesLucy Ribbins, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation Housekeeper

45 Grove Hill CottagesRichard Hewlett, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: plumber

46 Grove Hill CottagesRobert Fuller, M, Head, married, age 32, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth Fuller, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Eastbourne, Sussex
    Martha C. Fuller, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ellen R. Fuller, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Harry H. Fuller, M, Son, age 7, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Esther E. Fuller, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frederick W. Fuller, M, Son, age 2, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Mary L. Standing, F, Visitor, married, age 34, born Eastbourne, Sussex

47 Grove Hill CottagesJohn Ware, M, Head, widowed, age 39, born Horley, Surrey; occupation Tailor
    Catherine Ware, F, Daughter, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Housekeeper
    Alice Ware, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Robert G. Ware, M, Son, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation Scholar

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