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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 97

Historical records

1834HistoryThe Spa HotelColbran's Tunbridge Wells

Bishop's Down Grove, the residence of D. J. Robertson, Esq. was once the property of Sir George Kelly, knight, an eminent physician, from whose descendants it was purchased by Major Yorke, who resided here for upwards of twenty-five years. During this period he "improved his house, beautified his grounds, and made his home a constant scene of friendly intercourse and cheerful hospitality." When her Majesty and the Duchess of Kent were residing at Calverley House, in September, 1834, these beautiful grounds were the scene of much gaiety, the royal party having honored Mr. and Mrs. Robertson with a visit to witness a tournament, performed by the Tunbridge Wells Troop of Yeomanry. The sports consisted of firing at a target with pistols, riding at the quintain, &c., for which prizes were distributed to the successful competitors by her Majesty, (then the Princess Victoria) the Duchess of Kent, and the ladies of the royal suite.


1839Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsBishops Down GroveColbran's Tunbridge Wells

3rd Apr 1881CensusListon Young, M, Head, married, age 51, born Scotland; occupation GentlemanListon YoungThe Spa1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Joseph E. Bullock, M, Visitor, single, age 26, born Berkhampstead, Hertford, occupation: physicianJoseph E. Bullock
William E. Livingston, M, Boarder, single, age 30, born Dudley, Worcester; occupation: ship brokerWilliam E. Livingston
Robert Bruce, M, Boarder, age 25, born Huddersfield, York, occupation: civil service clerkRobert Bruce
Johnson Ingold, M, Boarder, age 61, born Bermondsey, Middlesex; occupation: retired merchantJohnson Ingold
Mustafa Ben. Yusuf, M, Boarder, age 34, born (For), Algeria; occupation UndergraduateMustafa Benjamin Yusuf

3rd Apr 1881CensusClement A. Cafalet, M, Head, married, age 55, born St Petersburgh, Russia; occupation: merchantClement A. Cafalet, merchantThe Spa1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Mary Cafalet, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Niagra, CanadaMary Cafalet
Alice E. Cafalet, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born St Petersburgh, Russia; occupation: scholarAlice E. Cafalet
Maurice H. Cafalet, M, Son, single, age 9, born St Petersburgh, Russia; occupation: scholarMaurice H. Cafalet

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred J. Harrison, M, Head, single, age 24, born Victoria, Australia; occupation: civil engineerAlfred J. Harrison, civil engineerThe Spa1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Marianne Attkins, F, Boarder, widowed, age 63, born Bermondsey, Surrey; occupation: property ownerMarianne Attkins
J. H. Hutton, M, Boarder, married, age 69, born Houghton Le Spring; occupation: private income from dividendsJ. H. Hutton
Bessie Dampier, F, Boarder, widowed, age 30, born Chester, CheshireBessie Dampier
Matilda Duthick, F, Boarder, widowed, age 54, born Aberdeen, Scotland; occupation: landed proprietorMatilda Duthick
Charlotte Way, F, Boarder, single, age 40, born Isle of Wight, Hampshire; occupation Private income from propertyCharlotte Way
John Ives, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: cookJohn Ives
Mary Wibberley, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Derby, Derby; occupation HousemaidMary Wibberley
Agnes Wysall, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Derby; occupation Pantry maidAgnes Wysall
Elizabeth M. Gregory, F, Boarder, widowed, age 87, born London, Middlesex; occupation: private income from propertyElizabeth M. Gregory
Eliza M. Bullock, F, Boarder, married, age 33, born London, Middlesex, occupation: no occupationEliza M. Bullock
Addoni Skekleton, F, Boarder, single, age 54, born Dublin, Ireland; occupation: private income from propertyAddoni Skekleton
Louisa K. Bridgett, F, Boarder, single, age 47, born London, Middlesex, occupation: private income from propertyLouisa K. Bridgett
Mary E. Evans, F, Boarder, single, age 52, born Cambridge, Cambridge; occupation: private income from dividendsMary E. Evans
Eliza B. Ritchie, F, Boarder, married, age 56, born Scotland; occupation Private income from propertyEliza B. Ritchie
Catherine H. Douglas, F, Boarder, single, age 24, born Scotland; occupation: no occupationCatherine H. Douglas
William Gantory, M, Boarder, single, age 55, born Norwich, Norfolk; occupation: accountantWilliam Gantory
Lillie Jessope, F, Secretary, single, age 20, born Spilsby, Lincoln; occupation: book keeperLillie Jessope
Mary Ann Roff, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation HousemaidMary Ann Roff
Emmily Thompson, F, Servant, single, age 20, born London, Middlesex; occupation WaitressEmmily Thompson
Elizabeth Everett, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: kitchenmaidElizabeth Everett
Agnes Smith, F, Servant, single, age 27, born London, Middlesex; occupation: housemaidAgnes Smith
Martha Brixton, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Derby, Derby, occupation: attendantMartha Brixton
Louise Dilaparay, F, Boarder, single, age 29, born Switzerland; occupation: dressmakerLouise Dilaparay
Helen Henderson, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Scotland; occupation: stillroom maidHelen Henderson
Martha Hill, F, boarder, single, age 48, born London, Middlesex; occupation: lady's maidMartha Hill
David Roberts, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation PorterDavid Roberts
Agetha M. A. Pope, F, Servant, single, age 34, born Poplar, Middlesex; occupation ChambermaidAgetha M. A. Pope
Frances E. Hesketh, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 40, born Hoxton, Middlesex; occupation: housekeeperFrances E. Hesketh
Mary Ashton, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Barnstaple, Devon; occupation: seamstressMary Ashton
Ferdinand Margerestion, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Vienna, Austria; occupation: waiterFerdinand Margerestion
Laura E. Wickins, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Winchester; occupation Bath attendantLaura E. Wickins
Emily Forbes, F, Boarder, widowed, age 50, born Leeds, York; occupation: no occupationEmily Forbes
Sarah Stagg, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Wilton, Wiltshire; occupation: cookSarah Stagg

1889Bishops Down Grove Spa Hydropathic SanatoriumBishops Down Grove Spa Hydropathic Sanatorium, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.The Spa HotelPrivate collection

1896The Spa 'Hydro'The Spa 'Hydro', Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1910Spa HotelSpa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells photographed by CelesquePrivate collection

1912The Spa HotelThe Spa Hotel, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1920The Spa HotelThe Spa Hotel, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

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