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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 46
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 81

Historical records

c 1670HistoryFish-pondsBurr's Tunbridge Wells

In this period, the place called Fish-ponds was opened for the amusement of the public; and as it was laid out in a pretty rural taste, and every way calculated for the entertainment of genteel company, while its managers continued carefully to maintain decency and strict decorun in its precincts, it was justly esteemed one of the principal scenes of diversion at Tunbridge; but when the vigilance of the managers dropped, low company admitted, and indecencies encouraged, it soon became disreputable for any of the fair sex to be seen there; which, as a natural consequence, very quickly reduced it to the ruinous condition in which it now [1766] remains.

1839Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsChancellor HouseColbran's Tunbridge Wells

1840HistoryChancellor HouseColbran's Tunbridge Wells

Chancellor House, the residence of W .W. Pattesson, Esq, stands in some extensive grounds near the Tunbridge-Ware Manufactory. It was formerly the residence of Judge Jeffries, whose name is "damned to everlasting fame" for the barbarities practised by him in the West of England and elsewhere, when trying the prisoners taken during the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, in 1635. It afterwards became the property of Sir Richard Heron, Bart. who considerably enlarged and improved it. There is a marble chimney piece in the dining room, and one in the drawing room, which were purchased with the mahogany doors and window shutters from the mansion of Sir Gregory Page Turner, at Blackheath. The chimney pieces are beautifully carved - one with fruits, flowers, &c. - the other has a square tablet of white marble in the centre, on which appears a group of boys, one of whom is frightening his companions by concealing himself behind a sheet, - their appearance and attitudes are extremely natural.

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward D. Kilburn, M, Head, married, age 58, born Hampstead, Middlesex; occupation: east india merchantEdward D. Kilburn, east india merchantChancellor House1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Anne S. Kilburn, F, Wife, married, age 46, born E Peckham, KentAnne S. Kilburn
Kate A. Kilburn, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Richmond, SurreyKate A. Kilburn
Nora A. Kilburn, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Richmond, SurreyNora A. Kilburn
Bertram E.D. Kilburn, M, Son, single, age 9, born Hastings, SussexBertram E.D. Kilburn
Beatrice M. Kilburn, F, Daughter, single, age 4, born T Wells, KentBeatrice M. Kilburn
Anne Warlland, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Bradons, Leicester; occupation CookAnne Warlland
Emma Grunny, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Charminster, Dorset; occupation: kitchenmaidEmma Grunny
Elizabeth Gulsin, F, Servant, single, age 46, born Detling, Kent; occupation: housemaidElizabeth Gulsin
Mercy Midiner, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: housemaidMercy Midiner
Maria Holland, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Dudley, Warwick; occupation: nurseMaria Holland
Susan Menage, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: needle womanSusan Menage
Fanny E. Yeatman, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Southwater, Sussex; occupation Under nurseFanny E. Yeatman
Laurence T. Eckett, M, Servant, single, age 22, born Ldn, Middlesex; occupation: footmanLaurence T. Eckett
Mary Sanders, F, Visitor, married, age 34, born Palmouth, India; occupation: visitorMary Sanders

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