The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1881 Tunbridge Wells, Kent Census
That part of Tunbridge Wells within the Parish of Tonbridge that includes London Road, Grosvenor Road, Church Road, Mount Ephraim Road, Dudley Rad and York Road
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

2130 Church RoadThomas Lester, M, Head, married, age 38, born Wateringbury, Kent, employs 10 men and 1 boy; occupation: house decorator
    Edith Lester, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Edwinstone (Waterbury), Middlesex
    Ernest Lester, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    James A. Lester, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Ellen Allen, F, Sister in law, single, age 17, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: dressmaker

2132 Church RoadWilliam Spratley, M, Head, married, age 41, born Chesham, Buckingham, employs 1 man; occupation: cabinet maker
    Louisa Spratley, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Appleford, Berkshire
    Edith Spratley, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Kathleen Spratley, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Walter F. Spratley, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Caroline Herbert, F, Lodger, single, age 56, born Huntingdon; occupation: private income from dividends

211 Mount Ephraim RoadWilliam H. Rix, M, Head, married, age 44, born London; occupation General Medical Practitioner
    Rosalie J. Rix, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Barnstable, Devon
    Edward S. Rix, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Edith M. Rix, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    Mary T. Rix, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Scholar
    John G. Rix, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Arthur H. Rix, M, Son, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Margaretta R. Rix, F, Daughter, age 9 m, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Elizabeth Ashton, F, Servant, widowed, age 58, born Combe Martin, Devon; occupation: cook
    Marian Lay, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Barnstable, Devon; occupation: nurse
    Emily Hatcher, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Yeovil, Somerset; occupation: housemaid

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