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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

12178, High StreetHumphrey Wightwick, M, Head, married, age 69, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: retired tallow chandler
    Ann S Wightwick, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Shipbourne, Kent
    Emily F Wightwick, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Constance L Hitchcock, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Redhill, Surrey
    Francis G Fowle, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Hawkenbury, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant

12180, High StreetWilliam Wickham, M, Head, married, age 58, born Capel, Kent; occupation: clerk to schools, assistant overseer and collector of rates
    Marian Wickham, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Yalding, Kent
    Emily Ashby Wickham, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Elizabeth Wickham, F, Sister, single, age 52, born Capel, Kent; handicap: lunatic

12184, High StreetThomas H Pearch, M, Head, married, age 37, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: cab proprietor
    Alice Pearch, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Rolvenden, Kent
    Ethel K Grant, F, Niece, age 7, born Dalston, Middlesex
    Robert J Lanham, M, Boarder, single, age 30, born Norwich; occupation: solicitor's clerk

12186, High StreetRichard Beecher, M, Head, married, age 54, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: tobacconist
    Ellen Beecher, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Postcomb, Oxfordshire; occupation: tobacconist's assistant

12188, High StreetWilliam Austin, M, Head, married, age 33, born Claverton, Warwickshire; occupation: toy and fancy goods dealer
    Rebecca Austin, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Chevening, Kent
    William J Austin, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Evelyn J Austin, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Florence M Austin, F, Daughter, age 11 months, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Rose Chalklin, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant

12190, High StreetWilliam H Summers, M, Head, single, age 24, born Penge, Kent; occupation: upholsterer
    Sarah A Summers, F, Sister, single, age 25, born Camberwell, Surrey; occupation: assistant upholsterer

12192, High StreetAbraham Boosey, M, Head, married, age 62, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: basket maker
    Sarah A Boosey, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Ashford, Kent
    Emily Boosey, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Henry A Boosey, M, Son, single, age 17, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: machine maker and turner
    Elizabeth G Boosey, F, Granddaughter, age 7, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

12194, High StreetStewart C Hall, M, Head, married, age 26, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: carver, gilder and picture frame maker
    Anne S Hall, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Redhill, Surrey

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