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

58 Grove Hill CottagesGeorge Simmons, M, Head, married, age 25, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: butler
    Korah L. Simmons, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    Ada L. Simmons, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    George E. Simmons, M, Son, age 1, born Tunb Wells, Kent
    Gilbert A. Simmons, M, Son, age 1 m, born Tunb Wells, Kent

59 Grove Hill CottagesCharles Duke, M, Head, married, age 53, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: porter
    Ellen Duke, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Horsmonden, Kent
    Bessie Duke, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker
    Ellen Duke, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: machinist
    Mary Wilenshurst, F, Niece, age 7, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Ryder, M, Lodger, married, age 48, born Warwick; occupation Carpenter

510 Grove Hill CottagesAlex Pope, M, Head, married, age 38, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation Shoe maker
    Elizabeth Pope, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Tun Wells, Kent
    Elizabeth F. Pope, F, Daughter, age 12, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Kate L. Pope, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Alex A. Pope, M, Son, age 7, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Alice F. Pope, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Fanny C. Pope, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Frederick W. Pope, M, Son, age 1, born Tun Wells, Kent

5Railway Bell Inn, 1 Mount Pleasant RoadAlfred Drake, M, Head, married, age 54, born Cambridge; occupation: licensed victualler
    Charlotte Drake, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Tenterden, Kent
    Frank Drake, M, Son, single, age 21, born Middlesex; occupation: architect
    Alfred Drake, M, Son, age 15, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation: builder's apprentice
    Walter Drake, M, Son, age 11, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rhoda Drake, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Bessie Morce, F, Barmaid, single, age 25, born Hereford; occupation: barmaid
    George Eaves, M, Boots, single, age 26, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: boots (inn)
    Leah Benford, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Shawley, Berkshire, occupation: cook
    Mary A. Hicks, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

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