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

351 York RoadHenry Bushby, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rustington, Sussex, occupation: bath chair proprietor
    Charlotte Bushby, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Durrington, Sussex, occupation: lodging house keeper
    Caroline Bushby, F, Niece, age 9, born Brighton, Sussex, occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Bryant, F, Servant, age 15, born Ditchling, Sussex; occupation: general servant
    Sarah Yates, F, Lodger, widowed, age 59, born Little Oakley, Sussex; occupation Annuitant
    Charlotte G. Seively, F, Niece, single, age 22, born Stoke Newington, Middlesex; occupation Annuitant
    Robert Wheeler, M, Lodger, widowed, age 53, born Worcester; occupation Architect

353 York RoadCharlotte Moss, F, Head, widowed, age 43, born Newbury, Berkshire; occupation: school teacher
    Edith C. Moss, F, Daughter, age 13, born Brecon, Brecknock, Wales; occupation: scholar
    Ada L. Hunt, F, Teacher, single, age 20, born Peckham, Kent; occupation: teacher
    Frank Witshire, M, Boarder, age 11, born Robertsbridge, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Robert Witshire, M, Boarder, age 9, born Robertsbridge, Sussex; occupation Scholar
    Betsey Humphrey, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Domestic servant

355 York RoadAlice Gibb, F, Head, widowed, age 65, born Lindfield, Surrey; occupation: lodging house keeper
    Mary Gibb, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Clara Gibb, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Emily Gibb, F, Granddaughter, age 15, born Sydenham, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Robert Williams, M, Lodger, single, age 80, born Clapton, Middlesex; occupation Late Bengal Civil Service

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