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

25Bristol Arms, 66 Calverley RoadGeorge F. Cowens, M, Head, married, age 40, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: licensed victualler
    Sarah A. Cowens, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Lambeth, Surrey
    Sidney J. Cowens, M, Son, age 9, born Learsdon, Hertford; occupation: scholar
    Alice L.E. Cowens, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    George E. Cowens, M, Son, age 5, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Rose K. Cowens, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunb Wells, Kent

25Vicarage, 65 Calverley RoadEdward Hoare, M, Head, widowed, age 68, born Hampstead, Middlesex; occupation: vicar of Holy Trinity
    Maria R. Hoare, F, Daughter, single, age 40, born Richmond, Surrey
    Louisa M. Hoare, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Ramsgate, Kent
    Charles S. Hoare, M, Son, single, age 27, born Ramsgate, Kent; occupation: bill broker
    Sarah Fry, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant
    Caroline Hurd, F, Servant, single, age 67, born Shaftesbury, Dorset; occupation: housekeeper
    Laura F. Ryder, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Little Chesterford, Essex; occupation Servant
    Emma Edwards, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: servant
    Caroline Pettitt, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Mark Cross, Sussex; occupation Servant

25Vicarage Lodge Gate, 65 Calverley RoadJames Goodwin, M, Head, married, age 44, born Tunb Wells, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Tamar Goodwin, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Marden, Kent
    Mary Ann Goodwin, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Tunb Wells, Kent

2564 Calverley RoadJames Johnson, M, Head, married, age 45, born Salisbury, Wiltshire; occupation: umbrella maker
    Charlotte Johnson, F, Wife, married, age 42, born High Wycombe, Buckingham; occupation: needle woman

2563 Calverley RoadStephen Burton, M, Head, married, age 48, born Warbleton, Sussex, occupation: farm labourer
    Roda Burton, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Hellingley, Sussex, occupation: charwoman

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