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1891 Tonbridge Census
Reference RG12/681: Tonbridge Enumeration District No 1; Sub-District: Tonbridge; Enumerator: Lewis Gear
Boundary Being that part of the Town bounded on the East by a line drawn from the Lower Bridge High Street to the Mission Room at Cage Green
Contents All the Houses on the western side of High Street including New Wharf and houses on the London Road, all the houses in Dry Hill Park, Soho Cottages, Charltons and Hawden Farm and Cottages, also Grammar School and House.
The whole in the South Western (or Tonbridge) Parliamentary Division of Kent
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]

Census sheets
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

8128, High StreetRobert R Wenham, M, Head, married, age 40, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: manager of gents outfitter
    Jane Wenham, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Maud M Wenham, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Fred R Wenham, M, Son, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Eva S M Wenham, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Harry W Hills, M, Assistant, single, age 17, born Folkestone, Kent; occupation: outfitter's assistant

8130, High StreetCharles G Hawes, M, Head, married, age 53, born Cambidge, Cambridgeshire; occupation: fish, poultry and game dealer
    Sarah Hawes, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Edenbridge, Kent
    Clara E Hawes, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: draper's assistant
    Mabel A Hawes, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Lauria M Hawes, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent
    George W Hawes, M, Son, age 13, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Frank H Hawes, M, Son, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Alice M Hawes, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Harriett North, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Tudely, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant

8132, High StreetSamuel F Wardley, M, Head, single, age 39, born Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire; occupation: chemist and druggist
    Elizabeth Wardley, F, Mother, widowed, age 65, born Stonesfield, Oxfordshire; occupation: living on her own means
    Ethel B Wardley, F, Niece, age 13, born Buckhurst Hill, Essex; occupation: scholar
    Samuel Cheers, M, Boarder, single, age 22, born Barrow, Cheshire; occupation: chemist's assistant
    Alice Goucher, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Willesborough, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant

8134, High StreetEliza Mockford, F, Head, widowed, age 52, born Kingsdown, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    John F Mockford, M, Son, single, age 27, born Farningham, Kent; occupation: hairdresser
    Kate Mockford, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: hairdresser's shop assistant
    Sophia Mockford, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: assistant in boot shop
    May Mockford, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Thomas Clark, M, Boarder, single, age 25, born Greenwich, Kent; occupation: plumber

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